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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 qualifications

Grade 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


To 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 methods

Teaching will be through weekly seminars (10 x 1 hour) plus up to 5 additional hours (consisting of lectures and plenary discussion sessions).

Private study

preparation for seminars, essays

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Seminar 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 list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 01/07/2004


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