English 3508: Literature of World War I
- Cicely Hamilton, William, An Englishman (1919) 9780953478002
- Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier (1918) 978-0141180656
- Francis Marion Beynon, Aleta Day (1919) 1551113910
- The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry, ed. George Walter 978014118905 (PP)
- T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land (1922) 978-0486400617
- Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (1925) 978-0156030359
I’m keeping a playlist on YouTube of videos about both the history and the literature of the First World War.
I also have a Pinterest board of images related to the war.
The Imperial War Museum has just reopened in London after massive renovations with new galleries devoted to World War I. Here you will find links to several online galleries of both war and home front materials.
The British Library has made available a massive amount of historical materials related to World War I
A lecture by Yale historian Jay Winter on war in the twentieth century
An article about the most famous propaganda poster of the war, Lord Kitchener’s pointing finger: “Your country needs YOU.”
There is a wealth of information on the War at the BBC website. There are many places to start, but here is one.
The OED (Oxford English Dictionary) made a timeline of one hundred words that define the War.
In order to commemorate the centenary of WWI, Oxford journals have put together a free journal resource comprising articles from a wide range of subject areas.
You can read some of the literary magazines that soldiers produced and read in the trenches here.
Here is a four-minute radio program on the sounds of the war.
Interactive maps from the New York Times to explore the legacy of the War
Wilfred Owen is one of the most-studied poets in Britain today, second only to Shakespeare. The Wilfred Owen Society maintains this website.
Two teenaged African American poets from West Virginia, sisters Ada and Ethel Peters, published War Poems about black soldiers and racism in 1919. This beautiful website is a class project about the book and their lives
Dan Carlin is a popular historian in the process of recording series of long, informative, amusingly bombastic podcasts about the War.