Though they are many centuries old, Arthurian legends play a prominent role in modern literature and entertainment. Arthurian stories have been reinvented over the centuries to suit changing cultural notions. We will examine how literature and film have dealt with these legends in English beginning with Thomas Malory’s MorteDarthur written in the fifteenth century but will primarily focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century adaptations.
This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works and examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games.
Arthuriana publishes peer-reviewed, on-line analytical and bibliographical surveys of various Arthurian subjects. Issues from 2005 to date are available in the database Literature Online Issues from 2008 to date are also available in Project Muse: http://muse.jhu.edu.lib.pepperdine.edu/journals/arthuriana/
Cambridge History of English and American Literature
A comprehensive encyclopedia of English and American literature derived from individual print editions of The Cambridge History of English literature and The Cambridge History of American literature, published between 1907 and 1921. Several entries cover the Arthurian Legend. (Also search 'King Arthur')