Remembrance Day 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. In this course we shall remember those from Great Britain and other parts of the former British Empire, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and South Africa, who wrote poetry and prose about this “war to end all wars.”
The works of these authors—who range from the best-known, like Vera Brittain and Wilfred Owen, to the lesser-known ANZAC contributors— reveal a variety of responses as they recollect, chiefly in the relative tranquility of the 1920s and 1930s, their wartime experiences in Belgium, Canada, France, Great Britain, Russia and, particularly for the Australians and New Zealanders, Egypt and Turkey.
Note: This seminar involves group discussion and readings from a course pack.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.