Singing the War in France: (WW1 Centenary Lecture Series)
|Starts:||17:00 18 Dec 2013|
|Ends:||18:00 18 Dec 2013|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Dr Barbara Lebrun|
From August 1914, professional cabaret singers started to write and perform songs that addressed the conflict, initially with much patriotism and enthusiasm for France's participation in the war. Around 1916 however, as the war continued and the dead grew in numbers, so the kinds of musical and popular entertainment offered to the troups and the civilians changed, often representing the war with more ambivalence and anti-militaristic sentiments. This talk will introduce some of the best known French acts and songs of the Great War.
Of special interest to A-level: French, Music.
Dr Barbara Lebrun
Role: Lecturer In Contemporary French Politics and Culture
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
To be confirmed