1917: Poetry and Short Fiction in England and America

1917: Poetry and Short Fiction in England and America

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A 10-week poetry and short fiction course.

1917 was a tumultuous year: a Great War with no end in sight, a bleak cold winter, air raids over London, rain, mud, revolution. Remarkable literature also appeared in 1917, including poems and short stories by pioneering figures like TS Eliot, DH Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, WB Yeats, Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Amy Lowell, among others.

Course Tutor: Robert Hemmings

Dr Robert Hemmings has been teaching, researching, and writing about literature and culture for more than 25 years. He has published widely (a book, many articles and chapters) on a wide range of topics, including modernism, material culture, nostalgia, trauma, medical humanities, war poetry and children’s literature. He has a special interest in lifelong learning and so is very pleased to have the opportunity to read and discuss poetry and other cultural texts at the Ilkley Playhouse.

Course dates:

Thursday 11th, 18th and 25th January

Thursday 1st and 8th February

No class on Thursday 15th February

Thursday 22nd and 29th February

Thursday 7th, 14th and 21st March

Starts: Thursday 11th January 2024 10.30am-12 noon

£75 for 10 weeks

Sheridan Suite