Early Arthurian History and Literature

NEW! Early Arthurian History and Literature
5 sessions, 12.5 hours

 Popular modern versions of King Arthur and Camelot stories are derived largely from Sir. Thomas Mallory’s Morte d’Arthur. But there is a vast reservoir of Arthurian materials from Europe and the British Isles that is little known and is rich in powerful perspectives on the past as well as our own time. In this course, Dr. Karen Gray includes extensive readings from these texts while exploring their cultural, linguistic, and literary context. Dr. Gray’s PowerPoint-illustrated presentations, includes a two-hour lecture and ends with a half hour for discussion.

Instructor:  Karen Gray, Ph.D., received her S.T.B. degree from Harvard Divinity School and her Ph.D. from the Universityof Edinburgh where her thesis was on “Religious Atheism in Contemporary Western Thought: A Christian Problem and a Buddhist Perspective.” She recently retired after 20 years with the Smithsonian Associates designing adult study tours. She has had a lifelong fascination with the world’s religions which she approaches with openness and from a scholarly perspective.

ILR749 Early Arthurian History and Literature
4-Digit Number:  6066
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Oct. 7 – Nov. 4
Location:  Conference Center (E Building)/E123
Tuition:  $50  Fee:  $79      Total: $129
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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