Units of Study

ENGL2661 - Imagining Camelot

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jan Elizabeth Shaw


The legend of Camelot and Kind Arthur emerged from the so-called 'Dark Ages' and grew through imaginative story-telling to become one of the most enduring narratives of western literature. In this unit students will study a range of texts which develop the fantastic world of Camelot, from medieval texts in translation to recent film. The unit will consider the legend's transformation across the tradition, from its origins in the Middle Ages, to Tolkein and John F. Kennedy's White House.


1x1500wd assignment (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%) and 1x2-hr exam (35%)


Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon
Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur
A resource book will be available from the University Copy Centre


1x1-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of English



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