Remembering the First World War @ , Cambridge [3 November]

Remembering the First World War


9
03
November
14:00 - 17:30

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Stapleford Granary, Bury Rd, Stapleford, CB22 5BP Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The bitter legacy of the First World War was felt long into the twentieth century and beyond. Two leading scholars explore some of the beautiful and disturbing literature of the war. How does that writing speak to us now?

With lectures by First World War scholars Kate Kennedy (Oxford) and Trudi Tate (Cambridge).

Kate Kennedy on Ivor Gurney
Ivor Gurney, abandoned and alone in a mental asylum remained a war poet well into the 1920s. Gurney was a war composer as well as war poet and he wrote his trench experiences into his music. This lecture explores his poetry and song to examine Gurney’s unique exploration of war and mental illness.

Trudi Tate on The Shock of War
How did civilians bear witness to the trauma of the First World War? Did civilians suffer from shell shock? After the war, both civilians and veterans felt disappointed and disillusioned by the peace. What had the war achieved? This lecture explores First World War writings of Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, and others.

• The day ends with a round-table discussion in which everyone can participate.
• No prior knowledge is assumed, but you are warmly encouraged to do the suggested reading in advance.
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