In recognition of the UN International Day of Peace on September 21st, George Johnson, Chair of Global at KUC and Chair of the English and Modern Languages Department at TRU, will give a presentation titled: “From War to Peace (of Mind): Some British Writers’ Mystical Responses to First World War Losses.” The talk is sponsored by the Centre for Community and Spiritual Discovery at KUC.
Where: Kamloops United Church Hall When: Sept. 21st, 7pm
More about Dr. Johnson’s book…
Dr. George M. Johnson
Mourning and Mysticism in First World War Literature and Beyond: Grappling with Ghosts
How did people respond to the overwhelming loss of loved ones during the First World War? Many took their lead from iconic early twentieth-century writers, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Oliver Lodge, J.M. Barrie, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Wilfred Owen, and Aldous Huxley, among others, who embraced some form of mysticism as a means of coping.
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