The last hundred years have seen a succession of wars, from the catastrophic global conflicts of the twentieth century to the ongoing engagement in Afghanistan. This conference will examine some of the Scottish writers, in drama, fiction and poetry, who confronted the savagery of war in our time, and who sought to create a human space and an enduring art out of its wreckage.
Saturday 31 May
|10:15||Isn’t All This Bloody: Image and Reality on the Front Line (Trevor Royle)|
|11:45||Stage Representations of the Scottish Soldier since 1970 (Ian Brown)|
|12:15||Eric Linklater’s Contrasting War Novels: The Dark of Summer and Private Angelo (Isobel Murray)|
|14:00||Home Front and Front Line: Scottish Women Poets and Hamish Henderson in the Second World War
|14:30||Working on From the Line: Reflections on Poetry from Two World Wars (David Goldie and Roderick Watson)|
|15:30||Conclusion and launch of From the Line|
From the Line
Scottish War Poetry 1914–1945
ed. David Goldie & Roderick Watson
ASLS Annual Volume 43 – 2013
From the Line brings together the best of Scotland’s poetry from the two World Wars: 138 poems, from fifty-six poets, are represented here, from both men and women, from battlefields across the world and from the Home Front, too.
University of Glasgow
7 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH
|Phone/Fax:||+44 (0) 141 330 5309|
Last updated 2 June 2014.