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The Great War and its Legacy, 1914-1918: Fall 2018 Programs

An informational guide to the programming series on the legacy of World War I beginning in Fall 2014 and concluding in Fall 2018. The series was co-sponsored by the OSU Library and OSU Department of History.

Fall 2018 Programs

November 28, 2018 | 4:30-5:30 pm | Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library

The Oklahoma State University Library will honor the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War with poetry and music of the World War I era presented by Dr. Randi Eldevik and Dr. Perry Gethner on Wednesday, Nov. 28. at 4:30 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library. 


EldevikProfileMemories of the Armistice: A Christopher Hassall Sonnet

Dr. Randi Eldevik, Associate Professor of English, OSU

Dr. Eldevik will be presenting an original Christopher Hassall poem: a sonnet describing his memories of how the November 1918 Armistice was celebrated in England. It is a rueful and bittersweet sonnet written in 1939, when World War II had already begun. In this sonnet, Hassall looks back over a distance of 21 years on the optimism that had been prevalent in November 1918; but from his standpoint in 1939, when he was an army officer preparing for service in a new war.


The Great War and Its Legacy: A Piano Performance of World War I-Era Music

Dr. Perry Gethner, Regents Professor, Norris Professor of French, OSU

Dr. Gethner, a member of the OSU Department of Foreign Languages, will present his third lecture/recital dealing with World War I era piano music including pieces by Max Reger, Sergei Prokofiev, Alexandre Tansman, Georges Auric, Germaine Tailleferre, and Francis Poulenc.