The English Association’s major contribution to the events marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War will be an international conference at Wadham College, Oxford on 5th-7th September 2014. Full details of the conference and the provisional programme will be announced later this year.
Designed to appeal to all who have an interest in the poetry of the Great War, a distinctive feature will be that all the various societies, fellowships and associations devoted to individual poets of the First World War will be invited to participate by contributing lectures, panel discussions and recitals as well as exhibiting items from their archives and displaying their publications.
The conference patron is Professor Jon Stallworthy and plenary speakers will include Professor Edna Longley, of Queen’s University, Belfast and Professor Jay Winter of Yale University.
The conference will also include