"British" World War One Poetry: An Introduction

"British" World War One Poetry: An Introduction

Oxford University

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The poetry of World War One has been some of the most important and influential work of the twentieth century. It has shaped our attitudes to war, and has remained ingrained in British cultural consciousness. In this collection world-leading experts revisit this important body of work to provide deeper insights into some of the most read British soldier poets, as well as providing new perspectives and introductions to a more expansive canon. This series was produced as part of the Faculty of English Spring School (3-5 April 2014) and is aimed at members of the public, particularly those who have read some World War One poetry and are now seeking a deeper critical appreciation.
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The poetry of World War One has been some of the most important and influential work of the twentieth century. It has shaped our attitudes to war, and has remained ingrained in British cultural consciousness. In this collection world-leading experts revisit this important body of work to provide deeper insights into some of the most read British soldier poets, as well as providing new perspectives and introductions to a more expansive canon. This series was produced as part of the Faculty of English Spring School (3-5 April 2014) and is aimed at members of the public, particularly those who have read some World War One poetry and are now seeking a deeper critical appreciation.
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Edmund Blunden

23 Sep 2014 | 31 mins 52 secs

Edmund Blunden

23 Sep 2014 | 31 mins 52 secs

Impact of the 1914 – 1918...

23 Sep 2014 | 58 mins 26 secs

Impact of the 1914 –...

23 Sep 2014 | 58 mins 26 secs

Poetry of the Empire

23 Sep 2014 | 43 mins 54 secs

Poetry of the Empire

23 Sep 2014 | 43 mins 54 secs

Siegfried Sassoon

23 Sep 2014 | 51 mins 03 secs

Siegfried Sassoon

23 Sep 2014 | 51 mins 03 secs

'Earth Voices Whispering’...

23 Sep 2014 | 59 mins 33 secs

'Earth Voices Whispe...

23 Sep 2014 | 59 mins 33 secs

David Jones

23 Sep 2014 | 15 mins 09 secs

David Jones

23 Sep 2014 | 15 mins 09 secs

Wilfred Owen

23 Sep 2014 | 46 mins 46 secs

Wilfred Owen

23 Sep 2014 | 46 mins 46 secs

Isaac Rosenberg: ‘Fierce ...

21 Sep 2014 | 58 mins 30 secs

Isaac Rosenberg: ‘Fi...

21 Sep 2014 | 58 mins 30 secs

Ivor Gurney: A Poet born ...

21 Sep 2014 | 55 mins 31 secs

Ivor Gurney: A Poet ...

21 Sep 2014 | 55 mins 31 secs

Manuscripts

21 Sep 2014 | 12 mins 55 secs

Manuscripts

21 Sep 2014 | 12 mins 55 secs

Poetry vs. History

21 Sep 2014 | 15 mins

Poetry vs. History

21 Sep 2014 | 15 mins

‘On your lips my life is ...

19 Sep 2014 | 48 mins 31 secs

‘On your lips my lif...

19 Sep 2014 | 48 mins 31 secs

Women Poets

19 Sep 2014 | 40 mins 36 secs

Women Poets

19 Sep 2014 | 40 mins 36 secs

Edward Thomas: Edwardian ...

16 Sep 2014 | 51 mins 51 secs

Edward Thomas: Edwar...

16 Sep 2014 | 51 mins 51 secs

Popular Poetry

16 Sep 2014 | 16 mins 30 secs

Popular Poetry

16 Sep 2014 | 16 mins 30 secs