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Khaki and Kisses: Popular Fiction of World War One

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Sheffield Hallam University

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Khaki and Kisses: Popular Fiction of World War One
Dr George Simmers, Dr Erica Brown and Professor Chris Hopkins

This lecture will explore what British people were actually reading during the first world war by focussing on popular fiction from the time - much of it now little-remembered. As well as an overview of best-sellers of the time, there will be case studies of wartime novels by three writers then widely-read and representing three strands in wartime popular reading: Patrick MacGill, Berta Ruck and Elizabeth von Armin.

Dr George Simmers is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Centre and editor of the Great War Fiction blog: https://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/

Dr Erica Brown was Research Fellow for the Readerships and Literary Cultures 1900-1950 project and founded the Reading 1900-1950 blog: https://reading19001950.wordpress.com/

Professor Chris Hopkins is Head of the Humanities Research Centre and researches popular fiction of the two World Wars.

Refreshments will be served at 18:00. The lecture will begin at 18:30 prompt

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