HUMS 644
Days and Knights of the Round Table: The Arthurian Legend in the Middle Ages

Jeff Rider      

Required Texts
Wilhelm, James, ed. The Romance of Arthur. (Abbreviated RA.)

Chretien de Troyes. The Complete Romances of Chretien de Troyes. Trans. David Staines.

The Quest of the Holy Grail. Trans. P. Matarasso

The Death of King Arthur. Trans. J. Cable.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Trans. J.R.R. Tolkien.

Course Schedule
September 11 Introduction
"Arthur in the Latin Chronicles" (RA)
September 18 Jackson, "The Arthur of History"
Parry, "The Historical Arthur"
"Arthur in Early Welsh Tradition" (RA)
"The Tale of Culhwch and Olwen" (RA)
Herman of Tournai, Concerning the Miracles of St Mary of Laudun
Saints' Lives
Rider, "Arthur and the Saints"
September 25 "Arthur in Geoffrey of Monmouth" (RA)
Layamon, Wace, Gerald of Wales (photocopies)
October 2 Marie de France, Lanval (photocopy)
Robert Biket, The Lay of the Horn (photocopy)
October 9 Chretien de Troyes, Erec and Enide
October 16 **Possible make-up date - or may be held on December 11th**

Chretien de Troyes, The Knight of the Cart
Andreas Capellanus,
Chretien de Troyes (photocopies)

October 23 Chretien de Troyes, The Story of the Grail
October 30 Chretien de Troyes, The Story of the Grail
November 6 No class; The Quest of the Holy Grail
November 13 The Quest of the Holy Grail
November 20 The Death of King Arthur
November 27 The Death of King Arthur
December 4 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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