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Meg Roland Walks in King Arthur's Footsteps

Dr. Meg Roland, chair of the Department of English Literature and Writing, returns from traveling in Europe. Her summer research project included presenting a paper at Oxford University (The Language of Maps Colloquium) and the University of Bristol (The International Arthurian Congress).

In addition, she completed a 2500-mile journey in which she followed a 15th century account of King Arthur's war campaign across the continent to vanquish the Roman emperor. "It was a vital part of the Arthurian legend in the 12th and 15th century, but has dropped out of 20th century versions," Roland said.

She will give a free talk at Marylhurst University (date to be determined) and incorporate this research in her fall term class on Arthurian Literature and Film, as well as a forthcoming class on Literature and Cartography.

Roland is writing a blog of the journey: http://www.passionategeography.com. "The best way to read the blog is backwards – that is, begin with the earliest post in late May and work your way forward to the most current posting," she explains. "If you find the Arthurian legend of interest, you might want to take a look."

Dr. John Paul, chair of Marylhurst's music department, composed four musical motifs for each section of Roland's journey: England, France, the Alps and Rome.

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