Thursday, 20 February 2014

Conference: British Poetry of the First World War, 5-7 September 2014, Wadham College, Oxford

The programme is now confirmed for the conference on British Poetry of the First World War, to be held at Wadham College, Oxford, on 5-7 September 2014.

There will be 17 sessions and over 60 speakers, including keynotes by Edna Longley and Jay Winter. Jon Stallworthy, the conference patron, will also be speaking. Subjects range from discussions of individual poets such as Owen and Sassoon to wider considerations of the canonisation of war poetry, the role of women, the teaching of war poetry in schools, and the influence of war poets on subsequent writers.

On Friday night, 5 September, acclaimed baritone Roderick Williams will be accompanied by a leading young pianist, Gary Matthewman, to perform war-related music by Ireland, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Gurney and others. The next evening, the conference dinner will take place in Wadham College Hall.

There is a dedicated conference website here, and any bookings before 1 March are entitled to an Early Bird discount. Overnight accommodation at Wadham College is now bookable at special conference rates.

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