Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
The Middle Ages in Film
Explores several key themes in medieval history through the medium of film. In part, students are expected to judge the films for their historical accuracy and, thus learn more about the Middle Ages. However, since most medieval movies are either based on or help to generate 'myths' about the period - and thus have very presentist concerns - a further goal is to understand the ways in which ideas about the past are filtered through popular culture.