Civil War letter to Union soldier Gilmer Watts
In June 1864, Clara Watts takes a moment to write to her husband, Union soldier Gilmer Watts. Watts is patrolling a picket line near Kennesaw Mountain. He won’t get the chance to read her letter…
Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Atlanta History Center commemorate the 150th anniversary of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 march into Georgia with the original series, “37 Weeks: Sherman on the March.”
This year marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Oxford University Press is sharing numerous resources for scholars and students looking for new understanding of the war and its legacy: poetry, literature, and culture would never be the same in its shadow.
- "Yeats and the Poetry of War" by Hermann Peschmann in English
- "War Trauma and English Modernism: T. S. Eliot and D. H. Lawrence Reading the Ruins: Modernism, Bombsites and British Culture" by Rex Ferguson in English
- "Life after Léa: War and Trauma in Colette’s La Fin de Chéri" by Alison S. Fell in French Studies
- "Bunyan, the Great War, and the Political Ways of Grace" by Paul Stevens in The Review of English Studies
Find further resources at the First World War Centenary Hub on our UK website, World War I: Commemorating the Centennial on our US website, the University of Oxford First World War activities, the World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings resource center from the University of Oxford and JISC, Bodleian Libraries’ Oxford World War I Centenary Programme, and more to come throughout 2014.
Image credit: William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939), Irish poet and dramatist, 1920. George Grantham Bain collection, Library of Congress.