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.
The Camelot Project is designed to make available a database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information. The project, begun in 1995, is sponsored by the University of Rochester and prepared in The Rossell Hope Robbins Library.
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.
This collection of original essays provides an introduction to the great work of Sir Thomas Malory. As well as essays on the eight tales which make up the Morte Darthur, there are studies of the political and social context in which Malory wrote; his style and sources; and his treatment of two key concepts in Arthurian literature, chivalry and the representation of women.