Arthurian literature: Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King”
In the Victorian adaptation of the legends of the Holy Grail and the court of King Arthur, Tennyson’s work in 12 narrative segments demonstrates his signature dreamlike quality.
Course text: Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Publisher: Penguin Classics (2004).
6 Zoom sessions. Saturdays. 2 -3:15 pm. October 15 – November 19.
Class fee: $150
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The most famous Victorian adaptation of the legends of the Holy Grail and the court of King Arthur, this work in 12 narrative segments demonstrates Tennyson’s signature dreamlike mesmerizing musicality. Hugely influential in reimagining the Arthurian tradition in an age of rising scientific skepticism, these tales rooted in Celtic sources by Queen Victoria’s poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), will clarify anyone’s understanding of the power of their appeal and enduring relevance.