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University Lecture: What is a War Poem?
November 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle are pleased to present a series of lectures in partnership with Huddersfield University English Department. The theme of each lecture has been carefully chosen to tie in with museum’s displays and collections.
Woodhead Hall. Tolson Museum. Free, but must book on 01484 223830.
The Poems of Owen and Sassoon
By: Dr David Rudrum, Senior lecturer at Huddersfield University.
The poems of Owen and Sassoon have captured the popular imagination as the definitive voices of the first world war. But their beautifully crafted lines were written at a time when poetry itself was turning away from genteel, polished verse, and embracing instead the upheaval and chaos of the modern age. Other poets wrote poems that were disordered beautiful, senseless rather than meaningful, in order to capture the mayhem of war.