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2004/05 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ENGL32540 The Development of the Arthurian Legend
20 creditsClass Size: 40
School of English
Module manager: Dr Catherine Batt
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2004/05
Pre-requisite qualificationsGrade B at 'A' Level in English Language or Literature or equivalent and must have successfully completed at least one module (language or literature) in the School of English.
This module is approved as an Elective
ObjectivesTo examine ways in which the material of the Arthurian legend has been exploited by writers from the 12th to the 15th centuries. A range of English, French, Welsh and Latin texts will be studied, where necessary in translation.
Geoffrey of Monmouth, History of the Kings of Britain; The Mabinogion; Chritien de Troyes, Arthurian Romances; the works of Sir Thomas Malory.
Teaching will be through weekly seminars (10 x 1 hour) plus up to 5 additional hours (consisting of lectures and plenary discussion sessions).
Private studypreparation for seminars, essays
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackSeminar contribution; essays.
Methods of assessment
Two essays (one of 1700 words (1/3) and one of 2750 words (2/3) (including quotations and footnotes)).
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 01/07/2004
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