Marginalised Histories of the Second World War

Marginalised Histories of the Second World War Date: Wednesday 11th April 2018 A one-day workshop hosted at King’s College, London as part of the AHRC-funded Teaching and Learning War Research Network to explore the latest research into the history, memory and representation of the Second World War (including the Holocaust) from an international comparative perspective. The event will  Continue Reading »

Added: July 25, 2017

Their Past, Their Memory?

Men of the Royal West Kent Regiment in a dugout on Monastery Hill at Cassino, Italy, 26 March 1944

King’s College, London, Friday 15th September 2017 A one-day interdisciplinary workshop hosted at King’s College, London as part of the AHRCfunded Teaching and Learning War Research Network to explore young people’s engagement with and receptivity to the cultural memory messages of the two world wars from an international comparative perspective. We welcome abstract submissions from  Continue Reading »

Added: April 5, 2017

Jon Stallworthy

The widespread ignorance of Second World War poetry is disturbing. Why it persists is a question cultural historians should address and a curriculum imbalance that educationalists should urgently correct. Too many schoolchildren (and too many teachers) need to be reminded how warfare – and poetry – have changed since 1918. The New Oxford Book of  Continue Reading »

Added: March 6, 2015

John Lucas says

It used to be held an unchallengeable truth that the quality of poetry produced in the Second World War was no match for that of the Great War, as the First World War is still called. Nor could it rival the sheer volume of verse, good, bad, and indifferent, which came from young men whose  Continue Reading »

Added: February 23, 2015

War Poems on the Underground

The autumn 2014 set of poems on the Underground commemorates the centenary of the First World War and wil be on display in London Underground cars from 6 October to 30 November 2014. There are poems by English, French, Italian and Austrian poets which, written during the heat of war service, stress themes of brotherhood  Continue Reading »

Added: October 15, 2014

This day in the First World War

We’re trying to post something about what was happening every day to the poets and writers of the First World War. You can follow what is happening by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook. Or you can see the latest tweets on this page. Here’s what we’ve noticed over the past few  Continue Reading »

Added: May 13, 2014

British Poetry of the First World War

Wadham College, Oxford, 5-7 September 2014 This international conference has been convened by the English Association to enable all those with a serious academic or non-specialist interest in war poetry to come together at the start of the Great War Centenary to listen to leading speakers and to exchange views about this body of literature,  Continue Reading »

Added: April 1, 2014

Discover the poets

1 April 1915: Edward Thomas writes ‘Wind and Mist’ 1 April 1918: death of Isaac Rosenberg 30 March 1917: Edward Thomas writes to Eleanor Farjeon: Subalterns are told nothing but I happen to know what is intended, only not what difference this rain may make. 29 March 1917: Ivor Gurney writes to Marion Scott: It  Continue Reading »

Added: March 16, 2014

Literary event 2014

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Added: March 16, 2014