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Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited (1945) and Olivia Manning's Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy (1960-65). : Dr Stephen Rogers

"How do writers contribute to our sense of the past and our nation’s history? In this course we look at two different approaches to the art of storytelling that encompass crucial moments from the history of the twentieth century. By engaging with the sweep of history and demonstrating an ability to draw interesting characters at moments of great change these authors were myth-makers, whose work has shaped our sense of the recent past. "

Tutor: Dr Stephen Rogers

"Dr. Stephen Rogers is a researcher and lecturer. He has held posts at the universities of Nottingham and Sussex, and was part of the team responsible for the Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines (2009-13). He has presented papers in Italy, France and the United States. His publications include writings on Ford Madox Ford, the history of the Poetry Bookshop (1912-35) and twentieth century literary periodicals, as well as selections from the poems of Harold Monro and William Collins. He is also a member of the REC Board of Directors. "