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New app: Wilfred Owen poetry

Though Wilfred Owen published only four poems in his short lifetime, film and media instructor Ian Bennett has brought 45 of Owen’s poems to life in his new poetry app, … 121 more words


Soldiers, Safety, and Sanity

In his post, Cameron asked a question about the restoration of sanity. In my reading of West, the conflation of sanity with “normal” seems to almost be likened to a denial of experience. 420 more words

Sad farewells? Elgar and Ravel reflect on the First World War

This year marks the centenary of the First World War. Whilst it has provided us with a timely reminder of its origins, it is likely that a second centenary, that of 2018, will alert us to its tragedy.  662 more words

Artifact Spotlight: The British Small Box Respirator

The vivid scenery in Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est helps me to recall that many people of all nationalities went through terrifying experiences with chemical warfare during the First World War. 809 more words

Fredericton Region Museum

The perils of the written word

Having (as you may have noticed) indulged in a surfeit of bloggery during the last couple of weeks, I’ve realised there is a problem with the written word. 1,465 more words

Power Of Language

The Road To Glamour And Glory Or A Passport To The Graveyard

Hey everyone. Friday was a strange day made even stranger by the fact I was in Edinburgh earlier than usual. This was due to the fact that my girlie catch up with Leanne McKay had to be cancelled due to her having a dental appointment. 1,035 more words

On the road to the last resting places of three WW1 poets

Isaac Rosenberg, ‘The Road’, 1911

The road leads me to the last resting places of three English poets whose lives were cut short by the war of 1914-18: Isaac Rosenberg, Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen.   7,598 more words