Course Detail for ENGL 24205

LocationPerth, Australia
ND Course Number24205
ND Course TitleMagic and Marvels in Early Narrative
Host University NumberENGL 2601
Host University TitleNarrative and Culture in Pre-Modern England
Course Description

Magic, marvels and the 'other world' held a special place in pre-modern English consciousness. Beowulf fights monsters and a dragon to guard civilisation. In Sir Orfeo, Sir Launfal and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight otherworld figures test kingly power and Christian chivalry. In Chaucer’s Franklin’s Tale magic leads to deceit and danger. Mandeville’s Travels outlines the wonders of medieval geography. All these 'marvellous' narratives offer important insight into life and mentality in earlier English times.

University Credit3
Language of InstructionEnglish
Special Notes
University RequirementLiterature

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