Sex, Power, and Chivalry – Medieval to Modern Literature

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Title

Sex, Power, and Chivalry – Medieval to Modern Literature

Subject

Miguel de Cervantes, cinema, Louise D’Arcens, Clint Eastwood, fiction, film, William Morris, NSW, New South Wales, poetry, Alfred Tennyson, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, literature, university, universities

Description

An undergraduate unit taught by Louise D’Arcens at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales. The unit begins with literature from the medieval period, including texts by Malory, Marie de France, the Gawain poet and Troubadours, Cervantes’ early seventeenth-century satire of the medieval period ‘Don Quixote’, and the nineteenth-century medievalism of Tennyson and Morris. After considering modern romance fiction, the unit concludes with the Clint Eastwood film ‘Unforgiven’, asking if any chivalric or courtly ideals have been transplanted to the American frontier.

Creator

D'Arcens, Louise

Source

University of Wollongong

Publisher

University of Wollongong

Date

July 2010

Rights

Louise D’Arcens, University of Wollongong

Format

Unit hyperlink

Language

English

Files

Citation

“Sex, Power, and Chivalry – Medieval to Modern Literature,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed January 19, 2020, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/474.