Poetic Battlefields: The First World War in Poetry | University of Oxford

Poetic Battlefields: The First World War in Poetry

Speakers
Directed by Johann Reißer, spoken by Iwona Mickiewicz, Carolin Bohn, Julia Trompeter, Xaver Römer
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 19:00
Venue
St Hilda's College
Cowley Place
Oxford
OX4 1DY
Event type
Other
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

A multimedia performance on the poetry of the First World War given by a group of German performers and directed by German author Johann Reißer. The two-part programme will, in its first part, feature poems from 14 countries addressing the turn from preliminary war fever to the shock at the effects of industrialised mass war. The second part forms a tribute to the German poet Thomas Kling (1957-2005), drawing on poems that concern the aftermath and remembrance of WWI.

Entrance is free of charge, and all are welcome. Translations will be provided to accompany the multi-lingual performance. Contact in case of enquiries: