Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Arthurian Lit Class

For those Troy students who read this blog, there has been a change in schedule. I will now be teaching Arthurian Literature (ENG 3362 TSARA, technically called "Arthurian Themes" or something similar) in the Fall semester, TTh 11:30.

I haven't finalized the schedule, but we'll probably split it between medieval and modern Arthuriana, so the tentative reading list is expected to include:
  • Geoffrey of Monmouth, History of the Kings of Britain
  • Tennyson, Idylls of the King (maybe)
  • Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • White, Once and Future King
  • Sklar, King Arthur in Popular Culture (a critical text)
  • Chretien de Troyes's Romances
  • Malamud's The Natural (maybe)
  • Excalibur (film, maybe)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (film)
All this is subject to change, of course. I have already decided that there will be no Malory or Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, mostly because life is short and I prefer Chretien to Malory, and because everyone gets SGGK in Brit Lit I, and often in World Lit I too.

In any case, the class wasn't on the schedule for early registration, so please spread the word that it will be offered.

8 comments:

  1. I wanna take it, I wanna take it! Congrats on the class.

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  2. I would, but I'm already in two of your classes this fall. There's only so much I could take without my head asploding.

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  3. Maybe I should institute some sort of "frequent scholar" deal, like you get a free soft drink with every two classes you take from me.

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  4. An Exempt From One Paper Free card would be nice. As my husband would say, though, wish in one hand and shit in the other. Watch which one fills up faster....

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  5. Let's see...if I were visiting Alabama, for a semester, I would attempt to audit your class. And if I had an extra $550.00, I would by this book by one of my undergrad professors.

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  6. Christian,

    Maybe I'll add that book to the reading list. Oh yeah ... over $600 worth of books. That would make me the most popular professor ever!

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  7. Bubu,

    I tried the experiment your husband suggested, and I was not happy with the results...

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  8. OK, guys, let's play nice. I don't want to have to delete more comments.

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