"Man’s Inhumanity to Man" - A Study of the Poetry of War

Some of the world’s earliest writings are in the form of poetry and many of them concern war or “man’s inhumanity to man”. This course will look at poems written before 1914; poems about World War 1 and Spain; World War II and subsequent wars. Historical background will be included. Poets from the best of their day to absolute unknowns will be read.


Course Author: Judy Hartshorne

Course Code: D184

Supplied Material: Course Booklet

Units & Pricing: 5 units / $68 per person


Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.

Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.

Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.