Cultural Conflict In Arthurian Literature

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issolving Cultural Conflict with Research on Arthurian Literature

Motivation: Dissolving Cultural Conflict
Worrying about cultural conflict and attempting to prove the value of academic research to the society, I aim to research on cultural issues in hope of finding out the reasons behind the social opposition and dissolving the conflict with their hidden commonality. Starting from connecting the East to the West, I hope our society can be more open-minded to foreign cultures, willing to learn more about Western cultures instead of merely their languages, and value the training from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature which helps students understand the Western philosophy, the cross-cultural issues and study the Western culture in Eastern perspectives.

Inspiration: Arthurian Literature
After taking Professor Yang Ming-Tsang’s Arthurian Literature, I have been intrigued by viewing Arthurian literature as the East-West intersection and analyzing its cultural representation. Aside from having undertaken two research papers on Arthurian literature since my senior year, I am planning my future research with the application of post-structuralism and post-colonial.

First Research: Eastern Dominance
In the article “The Thin(g) Difference: Objects and Others in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Professor Yang identifies the two courts in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (SGGK) as the East and the West to view SGGK as an example of cultural intersection. To observe

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