Words for Battle

The first episode of BBC Radio 4’s new documentary series, 1914-1918: The Cultural Front, is now available for listening. “Words for Battle” examines the response of the British literary and cultural establishment to the war’s commencement in August of 1914, and features contributions from a variety of scholars — including WW1C contributors Catriona Pennell, Tim Kendall, and Nick Milne. Also featured is Samuel Hynes, author of A War Imagined (1990), one of the most influential modern surveys of the British literary response to the war.

The episode is available for free here; episode two, set to air this coming Saturday, will take a look at the impact of the war’s outbreak on popular culture across Europe, with particular emphasis on music and visual art.

Cite : Words for Battle (http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/?p=3026) by Nick Milne (http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/author/nmilne/) 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 Nick Milne

Nick Milne is an adjunct professor in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on the intersection of literary scholarship and historiography in the study of the First World War, with a particular emphasis on how this has impacted the study of the war's British propaganda writing. He has had work about the war appear recently at Slate and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Further updates on these and related subjects may be found at his blog, Wellington House, or through his twitter feed.
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