Popular fiction in World War I

Presented by Dr Jane Potter, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, this video and audio podcast looks beyond the War Poets to the important role that books, publishers and the book trade played during the First World War and argues for a more nuanced assessment of the popular literature consumed by the wider public at the time.

Watch and download the podcast at: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/popular-fiction-world-war-one-video.

This podcast is part of the series First World War: New Perspectives available on Oxford Podcasts: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/first-world-war-new-perspectives.

Cite : Popular fiction in World War I (http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/?p=2603) by Jane Potter (http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/author/jpotter/) licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/)

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About Jane Potter

Jane’s research and teaching focuses on book and literary history. Her monograph ‘Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women’s Literary Responses to the Great War 1914-1918’ (OUP 2005; paperback 2007) was joint winner of the 2006 Women’s History Network Book Prize and she has published widely on many aspects of war literature, book history, and women’s writing. Her current research is a collaborative project on the written responses to trauma of wartime medical personnel from the Second Anglo-Boer War to Iraq. She is also editing the forthcoming ‘Selected Letters of Wilfred Owen’.

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