The War to End All Wars Program

Thursday, October 27: Faculty Club
5:00-5:30 pm Reception
5:30-6:45 pm Keynote Address:
The Redefinition of Battle:
Verdun and the Somme, 1916
Sir Hew Strachan


Friday, October 28: Fawcett Center Ballroom
8:00-8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:35 am Welcome Peter Mansoor
8:35-8:40 am Poetry Readings:
To Germany by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1885-1915)
Read by Benito Lara, MFA actor
The Dancers (During a Great Battle, 1916) by Edith Sitwell (1887 – 1964)
Read by Mandy Mitchell, MFA actor
8:40-9:50 am The Military History of World War I, 1914-1918 Peter Mansoor
9:50-9:55 am Poetry Reading:
The Song of Mud by Mary Borden (1886—1968)
Read by Blake Edwards, Joe Kopyt, and Ambre Shoneff, MFA actors
9:55-11:05 am Financing the First World War Jennifer Siegel
11:05-11:20 am Break
11:20-11:25 am Poetry Reading:
Break of Day in the Trenches by Isaac Rosenberg (1890—1918)
Read by Linnea Bond, MFA actor
11:25-12:35 pm War, Death, and Remembrance in 1914-1918 Bruno Cabanes
12:35-2:00 pm Lunch—Documentary film: “The Somme”
2:00-2:05 pm Poetry Reading:
Picnic, July 1917 by Rose Macaulay (1881—1958)
Read by Zack Meyer and Sara Perry, MFA actors
2:05-3:15 pm WWI and the Emerging Laws of War John Quigley
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-3:35 pm Poetry Reading:
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen (1893—1918)
Read by Kahla Tisdale, MFA actor
3:35-4:45 pm Shell Shock: Core Insights of the Recent Historiography Mark Micale
4:45-4:50 pm Closing Remarks Peter Mansoor
5:15-6:00 pm Reception
6:00-8:00 pm Symposium Banquet Lecture: Experiencing World War I Jennifer Keene