Poetry of world war 1 (1914-1918)


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Hammer, Langdon. "Lecture 7 - World War I Poetry in England." "A representative sample of English poetry of World War One is surveyed. War rhetoric and propaganda are examined and challenged in Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'Strange Meeting.' The relationship between home front and battle front is explored in Thomas Hardy's 'Channel Firing,' 'In the Time of 'the Breaking of Nations,'' and 'I Looked up From My Writing'; Edward Thomas's 'Adlestrop'; and Siegfried Sassoon's ''Blighters.'' Isaac Rosenberg's 'Louse Hunting' is discussed as a poem of ordinary experience in the trenches." [1 lecture]. Audio, video, and transcript from Professor Hammer's class at Yale, ENGL 310: Modern Poetry, Spring, 2007.

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive. University of Oxford. Collections for Edmund Blunden, Vera Brittain, Robert Graves, Ivor Gurney, David Jones, Roland Leighton, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, Edward Thomas, Photographic Collection, Audio Collection, Film Collection, Publications of War. A repository of over 4000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

War Poets Association. Lists of poets, biographies, scenes of war. "The War Poets Association promotes interest in the work, life and historical context of poets whose subject is the experience of war. It is interested in war poets of all periods and nationalities, with a primary focus on conflicts since 1914 - mainly the First World War, Spanish Civil War, Second World War and Ireland.

Anthem for Doomed Youth: Writers and Literature of The Great War, 1914-1918. Ed. Robert S. Means. Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young U.

Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War. Imperial War Museum. Edmund Blunden, Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Julian Grenfell, Ivor Gurney, David Jones, Francis Ledwidge, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, Charles Sorley, and Edward Thomas. Essay and exhibition of manuscripts, letters, diaries, artworks, photographs and personal mementoes.

"The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century." PBS, BBC, and the Imperial War Museum. Educational resources, timeline, maps and battles.

Rusche, Harry. Lost Poets of the Great War. The Poets, Chronology, The Human Cost, Bibliography.

"First World War." Guardian and Observer archives. Contents: The Western Front, Life in the Trenches, The Home Front, The World at War, The Art of War, The Aftermath.

Finley, Stephen. Class materials for "Remembrance and Mourning: Literature of the Great War."

"The War Poetry Web Site." Ed. David Roberts, Saxon Books. First World War: poems and essays. Contemporary war and anti-war poetry: Afganistan, Africa, Israel, Vietnam War, Palestine, Second World War, Iraq War, Falklands, Kosovo. Brief biographies of war poets.

"War, Literature & the Arts." Ed. Donald Anderson. Department of English and Fine Arts at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Current issue: web-only content. Information about back issues.

"Stories from the Museum." Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum. Combat stories of David Jones and Siegfried Sassoon

Smith, D.K. "Ivor Gurney, Poet and Composer" (1890-1932). A biography, bibliography, and information on his poetry and music.

"Ivor Gurney Society." A biography, bibliography, and information about the Society and about The Ivor Gurney Society Journal.


articles

Fussell, Paul. The Great War and Modern Memory Oxford UP, 1975. Publisher's web site. A profile of Paul Fussell, The Guardian, 31 July 2004.

Lessenich, Rolf P. "Where Death Becomes Absurd and Life Absurder": Literary Views of the Great War 1914-1918. EESE March 1999.

Norris, Margot. "Teaching World War I Poetry-Comparatively." College Literature (Summer 2005).


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