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"British" World War One Poetry (Spring School)
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For information

http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/news-even ... -one-poetry-spring-school

"Date: 3 April 2014 - 5 April 2014

The poetry of the First World War is some of the most important and influential work of the twentieth century shaping our attitudes to war, and still having enormous cultural resonances as witnessed by the national debate surrounding the commemoration of 1914 one hundred years on.

However the poetry also brings into question so many 'truths' that it is appropriate that in 2014 we revisit this important body of work in a new light. Whilst poets like Sassoon, Owen, Graves, Rosenberg, and Gurney warrant detailed focus, alongside this 'canon' we should also turn attention to the women poets from the period, as well as Irish and "Empire" poets - questioning the notion of a corpus of purely British literature from 1914-18.

This is the second spring school run by Oxford University's English Faculty. The School is open to (and aimed at) members of the public, and particularly at those who have read some WW1 poetry but are now seeking a deeper critical appreciation. It will bring together world-leading experts in the topic, each invited to give an introductory lecture guiding the attendees to further avenues of study. Speakers will be encouraged to put together reading lists and follow-up exercises for students to do after each lecture on their own.

Speakers confirmed so far include: Adrian Barlow, Meg Crane, Guy Cuthbertson, Gerald Dawe, Simon Featherstone, Philip Lancaster, Stuart Lee, Jean Liddiard, Alisa Miller, Charles Mundye, Jane Potter, Mark Rawlinson, Jon Stallworthy.

Further details to follow but for all queries contact: english.office@ell.ox.ac.uk please include in the subject line 'WW1 Poetry Spring School'.

This School will be an excellent preparation for those who are considering attending the English Association's Conference on the War Poets later in 2014 - http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/english- ... ation/ww1poetry/ww1poetry
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Re: LINGUAPHONE need some info
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You can hopefully listen to the recordings as they are on the British Library website.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ost_id=5435#forumpost5435

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BBC Brian Sibley article
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Mary Poppins: Brian Sibley's sequel that never was

"Brian Sibley is one of writing's multi-hyphenates. He is a prolific and award-winning writer of radio drama, such as Radio 4's acclaimed Lord of the Rings adaptations. He has written plays of his own and many books focusing on film. The subjects of his biographies range from CS Lewis to Mickey Mouse."

He loves Disney, very unlike the Professor

I wonder if Mary Poppins was one of the films that Tolkien disliked from Disney?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24581937

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Re: The Wonders of...
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Khamûl wrote:
I don't have any problem with displaying stuff, but could we not just have displayed the whole book? Strange. Maybe the cover came off years ago. Did we really need twelve photographs of it too?

BH


No, I cannot think of any excuses for this useless listing, If you had all the books in the dodgy Ace paperbacks, you could at least sell all three of the 1st edition text (I have all of them )

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18th Century Jewish manuscript found in garage
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I wish

A 300-year-old manuscript found in rubbish during a house clearance is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction next month.

The 18th Century handwritten Jewish religious text was discovered in a cardboard box in a garage in Bury.

The unique work is attracting attention from Jewish communities in the US and the Middle East.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24440087

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