Glastonbury Romance Reading List

Selective Bibliography


Lectures on Word Press Blog: Arthurian Romances

Armstrong, Dorsey. King Arthur: History and Legend. The Great Courses. (

Dames, Michael. The Avebury Cycle. London: Thames & Hudson, 1977.

—. Merlin and Wales: A Magician’s Landscape. Thames & Hudson, 2002

—. The Silbury Treasure: The Great Goddess Rediscovered. Thames & Hudson, 1978.

Campbell, Joseph. The Masks of God: Creative Mythology. New York: Penguin Books, 1968.

—. The Romance of the Grail: The Magic and Mystery of Arthurian Myth. Ed. Evans Lansing Smith. The Joseph Campbell Foundation. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2015.

Films: Syberberg, Hans Jurgens: Wagner’s Parsifal; Erich Rohmer, Perceval; John Boorman, Excalibur; Bresson, Robert,  Lancelot du Lak; Monty Python’s Holy Grail; The Fisher King

Jung, Emma and Marie-Louise von Franz. The Grail Legend. Mythos Series, Princeton UP, 1998.

Lacy, Norris J., and James J. Wilhelm. The Romance of Arthur. Third Edition. London and New York: Routledge, 2013.

Smith, Evans Lansing. “Postmodernist Re-Visionings of the Grail: Leonora Carrington, Umberto Eco, Thomas Pynchon.” Mythosphere: A Journal for Image, Myth, and Symbol. 1.4 (1999): 507-22.

—. Sacred Mysteries. Nevada City (CA): Blue Dolphin Publications, 2003. Chapter 2.

Zimmer, Heinrich. The King and the Corpse. Ed. Joseph Campbell. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1956.