11/04/2013

How can language be used to convey the realities of war? Live-streamed event #WWIlang

The British Council and the English-Speaking Union invite you to the second English Language Council lecture. Join the webcast to watch live online next Tuesday 12 November, 1930 - 2030 GMT. (Check the time where you are.)



Following on from the inaugural lecture with David Crystal, author and historian Lucinda Dickens-Hawksley will look at the power of language and imagery during the First World War.


The event will consider the use of language employed by journalists and propagandists and the imagery of artists and poets at the front, who provided accounts of the conflict against all odds.


Please voice your thoughts about the issue of creativity and conflict, using Twitter hashtag #WWIlang.


How are language and creativity used to convey the realities of war today?

Is propaganda still used in the same way as it was one hundred years ago?

How great is the difference between what's reported in the media and real experiences at the front?

Who are the artists and poets who have emerged in recent conflicts?


We look forward to welcoming you, either at the live-streamed event, or if you are in the UK, attend in person.


With thanks and kindest regards,

Melissa, Rebecca, Rhea and Tania

British Council Seminars Team

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