Voices and images from WW1

Lucinda Hawksley looks at the language and images employed by British journalists, propagandists and artists during the First World War. This lecture looks at the vision of war that those in Whitehall wanted to be portrayed – as well as that which was created by those at the front line.

The English Language Council Lecture explores topics relevant to the global community of English language-speakers, and with the centenary of World War I, this time looks at the links between conflict and creativity.

About the speaker :
Lucinda Hawksley is the author of Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel ; Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens’ Artist Daughter and Charles Dickens : A Bicentenary Celebration. Her other titles include March, Women, March : Voices of the Women’s Movement ; 50 British Artists You Should Know and What Makes Great Art (co-written with artist Andy Pankhurst).

Lucinda is a lecturer in literature and art history and is a regular speaker at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She is an award-winning travel writer, a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and of the Norwegian Pickwick Club, and is a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens.

Propaganda at the start of WW1

British WW1 enlisting posters

Conscientious objectors

WW1 artists / American WW1 propaganda

Question 1 : Why is teaching about propaganda important ?

Question 2 : Does propaganda still exist today ?

Question 3 : How much of an issue was the German bloodline of the British Royal Family in WW1 ?

Question 4 : Was the contribution made by British nurses used in any of the war propaganda ?

Question 6 : Was literature also used as a form of propaganda in WW1 ?

Question 7 : Were the War Office aware of the new science of psychology and was it used when making propaganda ?


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