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# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Reliving Wilfred Owen's 'Exposure' in Louis Simpson's World War II Poem 'The Battle'

Wilfred Owen’s legacy is often characterized by hallmarks such as his use of pararhyme or half-...

Michael Sarnowski
2 Wilfred Owen and the Modern Elegy

Owen's elegies are characterised by his scepticism of the genre's consolatory power. Such...

Emma Suret
3 "Smile, Smile, Smile": Wilfred Owen and the Politicians

Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag
And smile, smile, smile...

Douglas Kerr
4 SHEER: Setting Wilfred Owen to Music

"I can find no word to qualify my experiences except the word SHEER... It passed the...

Tim Watts
5 Postcard from the Front Lines of Teaching "Dulce et Decorum Est"

Wilfred Owen is the most famous of the World War One soldier-poets, and "Dulce et Decorum Est"...

Eleanor Mary Boudreau
6 At the Water’s Edge: Wilfred Owen and Water

By the look of the photograph reproduced in Jon Stallworthy's biography, it was a fairly run-of-...

Gerald Dawe
7 Wilfred Owen and the Culture of Commemoration

We can approach the First World War from the perspective of the historian, with a view to...

Eva Zettelmann
8 Dulce et Decorum Est: Wilfred Owen’s Latin

Wilfred Owen fought hard to learn Latin. He was acutely aware of the importance of the classical...

Elizabeth Vandiver
9 Wilfred Owen: The '60s Poet

With the centenary of the first Armistice Day - and the centenary of Wilfred Owen's death a week...

Harry Ricketts
10 4-11 November 1918: Wilfred Owen and armistice Day in Memory and History

In an early preface to his collected war poems, Wilfred Owen wrote of his work that "The subject...

Alex Nordlund
11 "The Poetry is in the Pity": Wilfred Owen and the Memory of the First World War

A memorial to the poets of the First World War stands in the corner of Westminster Abbey....

Vincent Trott
12 Owen's influence on Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy's poem "An Unseen" depicts a soldier going off to war, but we don't know which...

Marcy Tanter
13 Wilfred Owen: Resonances

Owen's enduring legacy comes in a variety of shapes and forms, from Benjamin Britten's War...

Brigitte Friant-Kessler
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 Le masque forestier

By Mathilde Blondeel Colour pencils, 2018, 42 x 29.7 cm based on vegetal material collected...

Mathilde Blondeel
2 Kouni gnani yli yégé

By Nadia Ogou Batik, serigraphy and installation, 2018, 225 x 125 cm
The artist's...

Nadia Ogou
3 Portraits of Wilfred Owen

By Félicia Laude Acrylic paint and ink on dyed linen, 2018, 150 x 230 cm.
...

Félicia Laude
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 Teaching materials by Lucy Freeland

A sample of teaching material used with a class of Yr 9 students studying First World War poetry...

Lucy Freeland