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WWI Commemoration Events: A Conscientious Objector with a Very Seared Conscience  Add To Calendar

November 2, 2018 from 3 - 5 PM

“A Conscientious Objector with a Very Seared Conscience”

Tom Sleigh, American poet, dramatist, essayist and academic

Poetry reading, and discussion about writing about the trauma of war

In a letter, Wilfred Owen once described himself as "a conscientious objector with a very seared conscience." That description seems to accurately describe what I've often felt as a journalist and poet who, by writing about refugees, inevitably finds himself writing about mental and physical wounds. So by looking back at World War I poets like Wilfred Owen and David Jones, I'll explore what's at stake in learning how to speak the language of the wound in our contemporary world.

Part of the Interdisciplinary Commemoration of the End of World War I

  • Date(s): Friday, 11/2 3:00 PM to Friday, 11/2 5:00 PM
  • Address: 701 S. Morgan St.
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email: lvavra@uic.edu
  • Website: http://huminst.uic.edu/
  • Phone: 312-996-6354
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