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The Worst(?) Poem of the First World War The Worst(?) Poem of the First World War

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It would be fair to say, in a spirit of understatement, that the First World War served as the occasion for a certain amount of poetry. Catherine W. Reilly, in her groundbreaking English Poetry of the First World War: A … Continue reading → It would be fair to say, in a spirit of understatement, that the First World War served as the occasion for a certain amount of poetry. Catherine W. Reilly, in her groundbreaking English Poetry of the First World War: A … Continue reading →

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Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 820 (English literature) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | 821 (English poetry) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts)

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Popular fiction in World War I Popular fiction in World War I

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Presented by Dr Jane Potter, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, this video and audio podcast looks beyond the War Poets to the important role that books, publishers and the book trade played during the First World War … Continue reading → Presented by Dr Jane Potter, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, this video and audio podcast looks beyond the War Poets to the important role that books, publishers and the book trade played during the First World War … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | Material Culture | Teaching | Teaching | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 820 (English literature) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | 821 (English poetry) | PN (Literature) | PN (Literature) | PN4699-5650 (Journalism) | PN4699-5650 (Journalism) | Podcast | Podcast

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Rose Macaulay, Hurt-Berries and Compassion Fatigue

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The term ‘compassion fatigue’ is usually associated with a disinclination to donate to yet another mammoth charity telethon. The OED defines the phrase as ‘apathy or indifference towards the suffering of others’, and cites an early usage in a 1987 … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | HQ1101-2030.7 (Women. Feminism) | PN (Literature)

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The Dying Kiss: Gender and Intimacy in the Trenches of World War I

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In the trenches of World War I, the norms of tactile contact between men changed profoundly. Mutilation and mortality, loneliness and boredom, the strain of constant bombardment, the breakdown of language and the sense of alienation from home led to … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | Blogs | HQ (Family - Marriage - Women - Sexuality) | PN (Literature)

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Michael Morpurgo again (cross-post)

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Below is a cross-post from George Simmers Research Blog, on Michael Morpurgo’s recent article for the Guardian. It raises questions around the ethics of being flexible with historical accuracy to weave a good story, and opens again the old Literature … Continue reading →

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The Memory of War | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 820 (English literature) | Blogs | PN (Literature) | PN4699-5650 (Journalism)

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s Book Pen and Sword Pt. II: Advertising King Albert's Book

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[N.B. This is the second in an intended series of posts about the history of British propaganda efforts during the First World War — the inaugural post can be read here. The main focus of the series will be on … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 700 (Arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | PN (Literature) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts)

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Pen and Sword Pt. III: 5 Questions

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[N.B. This is the third in a series of posts about the history of British propaganda efforts during the First World War — the inaugural post can be read here. The main focus of the series will be on the … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | Material Culture | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 820 (English literature) | 940 (General history of Europe) | J (Political Science) | ww1 | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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Poetry vs. History

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What place do the poets and their work have in the historical analysis of the War? Dr Stuart Lee takes a look at the debate in the short audio podcast. This episode is part of the new podcast series The … Continue reading →

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Teaching | The Memory of War | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | Blogs | PN (Literature) | Podcast

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