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WWI: The Cultural Front

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In the series 'World War One: The Cultural Front' BBC Radio 4 explore how the war changed art, words and society.  

In the third episode 'Bleeding France' Dr Alice Kelly (Women in Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at TORCH) explores how celebrated writer Edith Wharton negotiated her response to the war and examines her fascinating short story ‘Coming Home’ and her fundraising anthology The Book of the Homeless. Listen to the episode here (Alice's segement begins at 15:19). 
 
If you are interested in finding out more, you can also listen to the podcast of a roundtable discussion where Alice discusses her new book 'Wharton in Wartime' with Professor Dame Hermione Lee (University of Oxford), Dr Shafquat Towheed (Open University) and Professor Elleke Boehmer (University of Oxford).