Parzival by Wolfram Von Eschenbach


Understanding the classics of Arthurian Literature. Written in Middle High German by the poet-knight, Von Eschenbach (c.1170-1230), this enormously popular thirteenth-century vernacular romance is one of the masterpieces of medieval Arthurian literature and is the greatest of the Grail stories. It is famous for its hero’s quest for the Holy Grail –seen as a stone rather than a cup – and the poignant themes of love, spirituality, and chivalry which are expressed in Parzival’s struggle to overcome his childish immaturity and endure trials on the path to being chosen by the Grail.

Course text: Wolfram Von Eschenbach, Parzival, Oxford World’s Classics (in a new translation by Cyril Edwards).

6 sessions. Saturdays. 2:30-4:00 p.m. November 7 – December 12.

Class fee: $120

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Irish College, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor, Dr. Patrick O’Donnell at education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you. 

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