Connie Ruzich

Robert Morris University
Connie Ruzich is a University Professor of English at Robert Morris University near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has published on aspects of language, culture, and identity, and has lived and taught in the U.S., Italy, and the United Kingdom. Ruzich was a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Exeter, where she researched the use of poetry in British centenary commemorations of the First World War. Her blog, Behind Their Lines, shares lesser-known poetry of the First World War. Further discussions of international lost voices, poems written by those on the home front, and poetry that has been neglected in modern anthologies may be found at her blog ( or through her twitter feed (@wherrypilgrim). ​

The Land Girls of the First World War

“Come out of the towns and on to the downs, where a girl gets brown and strong; with swinging pace and morning face she does her work to song.” – The Land Army Song Television and film have popularized the … Continue reading

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