Arthur: the Once and Future King
Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
COURSE DESCRIPTION: King Arthur has starred in numerous films, inspired multiple epics and romances, and sits at the center of more conspiracy theories than most figures in history. Dubbed “The Once and Future King” by Thomas Malory in the 15th century, King Arthur has inspired our imaginations for over a millennium. This six-session course will look at the mythical King Arthur from his mysterious origins to his current state of popularity and examine his impact on modern society. We will consider the earliest examples of King Arthur, his immense popularity in the Middle Ages, and why his place in history doesn’t actually matter. With the theme of “Once and Future King,” we will look at his once and our future. Course readings will include medieval Arthurian chronicle and romance, modern fictional adaptation, as well as a viewing of Monty Python’s the Holy Grail.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. KARA MALONEY
Adjunct Professor, Department of English