Module Identifier WE11310  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Francesco Benozzo  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Seminar   2 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   70%  
  Essay     30%  

Module description
An introductory course on medieval Arthurian literature (Welsh, French, Provencal, Spanish, Italian, English, German, Scandinavian). Its first aims are to understand how Arthurian literature can be understood as an 'intelligible unit' which grew in different ways according to different countries and traditions, and how it influenced a large part of the literary traditions in Europe, from the Middle Age to the Renaissance.

Learning outcomes
1. Know the main `Arthurian authors? of medieval Europe, their works and their approach to the subject.
2. Situate each single Arthurian text into a more complex European frame.
3. Utilize the comparative methods (intertextuality, stylistics, aesthetic of reception) in order to understand a literary tradition in its historical complexity.