From The Battle of Finnsburgh to Tony Harrison’s Shrapnel:The Glory and Misery of War in British L

Venue: Dworek Osiecki

Location: Koszalin, Poland

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 05, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jun 01, 2009
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The aim of the conference is to elicit a wide range of academic ideas and perspectives on the portrayal of conflict in British literature and culture from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. The conference participants are invited to present papers focusing on the public or private perception of the grandeur, as well as the horrors of war.
As the title suggests, the topics under discussion may vary from the heroic ideal inherent in the Anglo-Saxon epics, through Shakespeare’s histories and the poetry of the Great War as experienced by the combatants to contemporary voices of protest against man’s inhumanity to man.