Units of Study

FRNC2682 - The Legend of the Holy Grail

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrea Mary Louise Williams

Description

The Holy Grail is one of the most enduring symbols to have emerged from medieval French tradition. This unit will trace the development of the legend from its earliest expression in French literature through to the present day, via various media: the written text (medieval and modern) and the visual arts (illuminated manuscripts and cinema).

Assessments

1x class presentation (equivalent to 2000wds) (30%), 1x1000wd essay (30%), 1x1500wd essay (40%)

Textbooks

Chrétien de Troyes: Le Conte du Graal (Livre de Poche Lettres Gothiques)
La Queste del Saint Graal (Classiques Français du moyen age)
Michel Tournier: Gaspard, Melchior et Balthazar (Folio)
Eric Rohmer: Perceval le Gallois (film)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

FRNC1302 or FRNC2502 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2615 or equivalent

Prohibitions

FRNC2901

Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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