Robin Hood: From Outlaw to Icon

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: ENGL.2673; Last Offered: Spring 2023;

Course Description

From its medieval origins, the Robin Hood stories developed over centuries from violent rebel to aristocratic hero. This class will explore the English folk tale as it transitioned from stories of men in the forest, to commentary on the clergy and aristocracy, to tales of economic justice as Robin Hood stole form the rich and gave to the poor. The larger part of the class will study the literary and cultural traditions from medieval to nineteenth-century depictions. The latter part will investigate how Robin Hood moved from England to America, and from books to films, culminating in recent Hollywood blockbusters.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3

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