LITS3001 MODERN POETRY

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WEEK 7: WORLD WAR I POETS

Required Readings:

Seminar 1:

  • Rupert Brooke "From The Old Vicarage, Grantchester" / "The Soldier"
  • Siegfried Sassoon "‘They’" / "The General" / "Everyone Sang" / "Christ and the Soldier"

Seminar 2:

  • Isaac Rosenberg "Break of Day in the Trenches" / Louse Hunting" / "Dead Man’s Dump"
  • Wilfred Owen "Anthem for Doomed Youth" / "Dulce et Decorum Est"/ "Strange Meeting"

Recommended Reading:

  • David Perkins A History of Modern Poetry (Vol. 1): "Poetry of World War I"
  • Edmund Blunden War Poets, 1914-1918
  • Dominick Hibberd Poetry of the First World War (Casebook Series)
  • Paul Fussell The Great War and Modern Memory

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