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King Arthur and Chivalry

Dive into the historical background of this world of King Arthur and the page-turning literature that came from it.
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Overview

Prevailing interest in King Arthur, his knights, the concept of chivalry, Avalon, Lancelot, and the Middle Ages speaks to the impact that exciting folklore and literature continue to have in the 21st century. In this course, Professor Wheeler skillfully illuminates the historical background of this world and the page-turning literature that came from it.

About

Bonnie Wheeler

INSTITUTION

Southern Methodist University

Dr. Bonnie Wheeler is Associate Professor of English and Director of Medieval Studies at Southern Methodist University. She completed her undergraduate work at Stonehill College and earned her Ph.D. from Brown University. Prior to taking her position at SMU, Professor Wheeler taught at Columbia University. Professor Wheeler has received Southern Methodist University's Outstanding Teacher Award six times and is also a recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Perrine Prize for excellence in scholarship and teaching. Professor Wheeler has written extensively on medieval literature and culture. She edits the book series The New Middle Ages for St. Martin's Press, editing such books as Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc, Listening to Heloise: The Voice of a Twelfth-Century Woman, and Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady. She has served as a commentator and historical consultant for A&E and The History Channel's programs on Camelot, The Holy Grail, and Joan of Arc.

Arthur in History and Legend

01: Arthur in History and Legend

Arthur in History and Legend

33 min
In Search of Arthur

02: In Search of Arthur

In Search of Arthur

31 min
The Land and Its Stories

03: The Land and Its Stories

The Land and Its Stories

31 min
The Matter of Britain

04: The Matter of Britain

The Matter of Britain

32 min
Two Welsh Tales

05: Two Welsh Tales

Two Welsh Tales

30 min
Dreaming Arthur

06: Dreaming Arthur

Dreaming Arthur

31 min
Honor, Shame, and Largesse

07: Honor, Shame, and Largesse

Honor, Shame, and Largesse

31 min
Knighthood and How It Grew

08: Knighthood and How It Grew

Knighthood and How It Grew

31 min
The Lover's Curriculum

09: The Lover's Curriculum

The Lover's Curriculum

31 min
The Round Table in French

10: The Round Table in French

The Round Table in French

31 min
Lancelot and Guenevere

11: Lancelot and Guenevere

Lancelot and Guenevere

31 min
Yvain, The Knight of The Lion

12: Yvain, The Knight of The Lion

Yvain, The Knight of The Lion

31 min
Gender Bending in French Romance

13: Gender Bending in French Romance

Gender Bending in French Romance

33 min
Fearful Festivals

14: Fearful Festivals

Fearful Festivals

31 min
The Game of Blame, The Comedy of Shame

15: The Game of Blame, The Comedy of Shame

The Game of Blame, The Comedy of Shame

31 min
Malory's Vision of History

16: Malory's Vision of History

Malory's Vision of History

31 min
The Pentecostal Oath

17: The Pentecostal Oath

The Pentecostal Oath

31 min
The Return to Rome

18: The Return to Rome

The Return to Rome

31 min

19: "He Passed All Other Knyghtes"

"He Passed All Other Knyghtes"

31 min
The Arthurian Golden Boy

20: The Arthurian Golden Boy

The Arthurian Golden Boy

31 min
Sir Tristram and The Anxiety of Chivalty

21: Sir Tristram and The Anxiety of Chivalty

Sir Tristram and The Anxiety of Chivalty

31 min
The Quest for the Grail

22: The Quest for the Grail

The Quest for the Grail

31 min
Passion and Loss

23: Passion and Loss

Passion and Loss

31 min
To the Isle of Avalon

24: To the Isle of Avalon

To the Isle of Avalon

32 min