|Module Title||THE ORIGINS OF ARTHURIAN LITERATURE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Francesco Benozzo|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
An introductory course on the problem of Arthurian origins from different perspectives (literary sources, archaeology, folklore). Its first aims are to point out the importance of the Arthurian legend in the comprehension of relationships between myth, history and folklore in medieval poetry, and to perceive medieval poetry as a complex phenomenon of history of thought which lives thanks to different traditions and ways of transmission of cutlrue (written, oral, clerical, pagan etc.)
1. To provide the main topics connected with Arthurian legend.
2. Perceive medieval poetry as a complex phenomenon of history of thought, which lives thanks to different traditions and ways of transmission of culture (written, oral, clerical, pagan, etc.).
3. Understand how to analyse literary sources, archaeological material, and folkloric traditions in order to understand a cultural phenomenon in its complexity.