READING AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR
The Open University’s Book History and Bibliography Research Group is delighted to announce a new series of seminars, to be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, in February and March 2011. The events are free and all are welcome to attend.
Venue: Room ST273 Stuart House, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU. Tel: 0207 8628675
Saturday 12 February 2011 (14.00-17.00)
- Edmund King (The Open University): ‘A Captive Audience? The Reading Lives of Australian Prisoners of War, 1914-18’
- Jonathan Black (Kingston University): ‘Reading Behind The Lines: Letters between British official war artists and writers of the First World War.’
Saturday 26 February 2011 (14.00-17.00)
- Jonathan Arnold (IES, University of London): ‘“Please send me Tess of the Dr Rbyvilles (Harding)”: Reading preferences of American Soldiers and Sailors during World War One.’
- Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes University): ‘Khaki and Kisses: Reading the Romance Novel in the Great War.’
Saturday 12 March 2011 (14.00-17.00)
- Alisa Miller (Christ Church, University of Oxford): ‘Towards a popular canon: Poetry, war and authorial identity in Europe, 1914-1929’
- Sara Mori (IES, University of London): ‘Reading during the First World War: the experience of Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux of Florence.’
Saturday 26 March 2011 (14.00-17.00)
- Santanu Das (Queen Mary, University of London): ‘Reading India, Writing War: South Asian sepoys, empire and the First World War.’
- Max Saunders (King’s College London): ‘Impressions of War: Ford Madox Ford, Reading, and Parade’s End.’
Organisers: Dr Edmund King (The Open University), Research Associate, and Dr Shafquat Towheed (The Open University), Project Supervisor/Co-investigator, ‘The Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945’ (RED).