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'Heroism in British Great War Writing' with Ann-Marie Einhaus


Before 1914, professional soldiers in the ranks had a somewhat mixed reputation in Britain – one only has to look at Kipling's 'Ballad of Tommy Atkins', who complains that he is treated with disdain and suspicion except when somebody is needed to fight Britain's enemies and make sacrifices. The First World War and its citizen soldiers, however, wit…

‘Heroism in First World War Writing’ with Ann-Marie Einhaus


Ann-Marie Einhaus is Associate Professor of Literature at Northumbria University She researches and teaches modern and contemporary literature and culture. She is currently PI on the AHRC-funded project 'Ephemera and writing about war, 1914 to the present' (2021-2024). This talk focuses on the change in the public perception of the British Soldier…