|Module Title||COMPARATIVE ARTHURIAN LITERATURE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Francesco Benozzo|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 Hours|
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.
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.