Undergraduate Units of Study

MDST2614 - The Legend of King Arthur

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrea Mary Louise Williams


The Arthurian legends treat many themes central to literature throughout the ages: love, betrayal, death, spirituality. This unit is highly innovative in that it is taught live (via video link and WebCT) by a team of international experts from Sydney, the UK, Continental Europe and the US. We survey the Arthurian legend in its multiple manifestations across time and place, covering texts from the Middle Ages to the present day as well as representations in the visual arts (illuminated manuscripts, film).


1x1000wd essay (25%), 1x2000wd essay (50%) and 1x10-min class presentation (25%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr seminars/week


18 junior credit points from Table A, of which 12 credit points are from one subject area

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