The Adventure: The Quest of the Holy Grail

Course DescriptionThe elusive object of the Arthurian Legends first gained popularity in the 12th Century french verse romance Perceval, the Story of the Grail, by Chrétien de Troyes (c1190), around the same time as the publication of the famous Historia Regum Britanniae (c1136), and the Vita Merlini (c1150) of Geoffrey of Monmouth. 

We will begin by reading “The Noble Tale of the Sangrail,” from Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, the first and definitive English reworking of the Arthurian Legends, and work backwards through the earlier sources, tracing the adventures of such figures as Sir Galahad, Sir Gawain, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Percival.


Level: Background in Classics, Philosophy, or Medieval Studies will be helpful, but not required. This course will be taught in English and is open to all levels.

Textbook: Any copy of Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory. Instructor will provide additional readings. 

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Fridays, 6pm U.S. Eastern Time


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Megan Buick

Megan has been involved with Paideia since 2019 when she studied with Reginald Foster in Milwaukee.

She has a Masters degree in Philosophy & Theology from Boston College and is currently undertaking research as part of the Transdisciplinary Studies Program at The New Centre for Research and Practice. 

She currently lives on the coast of Maine.