Day School - Art and Poetry of the First World War

Ref: C3529181

Exploring Poets & Artists of the First World War with particular reference to Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon & Isaac Rosenberg and the Artists: Percy Wyndham Lewis, C R Nevinson, Stanley Spencer, Sir William Orpen, John & Paul Nash amongst others.

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

To establish a deeper understanding and critical appreciation of the lives and work of the Poets & Artists during the First World War.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • • To establish a deeper understanding of the lives and work of Poets & Artists during this period in history.
  • • Discuss and analyse within a small group, and within the group as a whole, different texts, themes and ideas.
  • • Identify key First World War Artists and their work.
  • • Examine and appraise the work of these writers and the particular texts discussed.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Matthew Hollis, 2011, Now All Roads Lead to France, The Last Years of Edward Thomas. Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That David Boyd Haycock, A Crisis of Brilliance, Five Young British Artists & The Great War.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Day School - Art and Poetry of the First World War Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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