Syllabus


Links Used in Class




Recruitment Paper


Regeneration/Behind the Lines Paper

Remembering WWI Presentation


Date
Topic
Readings & Assignments
Wednesday
22 Aug 18
Introduction &
The Basics of World War I

Friday
24 Aug 18
War nurse: myths and realities
Veiled Warriors, Introduction
Monday
27 Aug 18
A Call to Action
Veiled Warriors, Chapter 1
Wednesday
29 Aug 18
The culture of caregiving
Healing the Nation, Chapter 1
Friday
31 Aug 18
Propaganda techniques
"Women in World War One propaganda"
Monday
3 Sept 18
Appealing to women to replace men
"Women's Mobilization for War - France"
Wednesday
5 Sept 18
Objections to medical women at the front
"Can Women Physicians Serve in the Army?"
Friday
7 Sept 18
No class...enjoy!
Work on Recruitment Proposal
Monday
10 Sept 18
Discuss Recruitment Papers...
Recruitment Proposal Due @ Midnight
Wednesday
12 Sept 18
The Western Front
Veiled Warriors, Chapter 2
Friday
14 Sept 18
The Western Front Veiled Warriors, Chapter 5
Monday
17 Sept 18
Skype session with Bridget Keown, Northeastern University

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Listening to Women: Accessing Women’s Pain from First World War Pension Records

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“Bought some souvenirs as usual and a cheese:” Nurses’ Lives Outside the Hospital in the First World War
Wednesday
19 Sept 18
Types of hospitals
Healing the Nation, Chapter 2
Friday
25 Sept 18
Types of hospitals Healing the Nation, Chapter 3
Monday
24 Sept 18
Proofreading session at class time...
Annotated Bibliography Due @ Midnight
Wednesday
26 Sept 18

The Russian and Serbian Fronts
Veiled Warriors, Chapter 3
Friday
28 Sept 18
The Eastern Mediterranean
Veiled Warriors, Chapter 4
Monday
1 Oct 18
War of Attrition on All Fronts Veiled Warriors, Chapter 6
Wednesday
3 Oct 18
Proofreading session at class time...
Recruitment Paper Due @ Midnight
Friday
5 Oct 18

Edith Cavell's capture & execution
"The Mythic Matters of Edith Cavell: Propaganda, Legend, Myth, and Memory" (Handout)
Monday
8 Oct 18

Writing & convalescence
Healing the Nation, Chapter 4
Wednesday
14 Oct 15

Writing & convalescence Healing the Nation, Chapter 5
*** FALL BREAK ***
Wednesday
17 Oct 18
What is shell shock?
Regeneration, Part 1
Friday
19 Oct 18

Treatment methods
Regeneration, Part 2
Monday
22 Oct 18

Cowardice & repression
Regeneration, Part 3
Wednesday
24 Oct 18

Poetry as commemoration
Regeneration, Part 4
Thursday
25 Oct 18

Watch Behind the Lines in the Barnes Electronic Classroom @ 6:00 p.m.
Friday
26 Oct 18

No class...enjoy!

Monday
29 Oct 18
Comparative perspective “The Collective Mind: Trauma and Shell-Shock in Twentieth-Century Russia” (Handout)
Wednesday
31 Oct 18

Comparative perspective “‘Who are these?’ Nursing shell-shocked patients in Cardiff during the First World War” (Handout)
Friday
2 Nov 18

Discuss Regeneration/Behind the Lines Paper
Monday
5 Nov 18

Proofreading session at class time…
Regeneration/Behind the Lines Paper Due @ Midnight
Wednesday
7 Nov 18

Innovative treatments: Physiotherapy
“Australian Physiotherapists in the First World War” (Handout)
Friday
9 Nov 18

Innovative treatments: Prosthetics
“Better Legs: Artificial Limbs for British Veterans of the First World War” (Handout)
Monday
12 Nov 18

Armistice 1918 Healing the Nation, Chapter 6
& Veiled Warriors, Chapter 7
Wednesday
14 Nov 18

A ‘mysterious malady’ Stacking the Coffins, Chapter 1
Friday
16 Nov 18

News of the flu Stacking the Coffins, Chapter 2
Monday
19 Nov 18

Counting the ill and the dead
Stacking the Coffins, Chapters 3 & 4
*** THANKSGIVING BREAK ***
Monday
26 Nov 18

Doctors and hospitals
Stacking the Coffins, Chapters 5 & 6
Wednesday
28 Nov 18

Eyewitnesses
Stacking the Coffins, Chapter 7
Friday
30 Nov 18

Influenza as political propaganda
Stacking the Coffins, Chapters 8 & 9
Monday
3 Dec 18

Interview & Presentation Prep

Wednesday
5 Dec 18

Skype Session with Dr. Ida Milne, Queen’s University Belfast

- "Deadly 1918 flu pandemic infected every walk of Irish life"
Tuesday
11 Dec 18

6:30 p.m. – Remembering WWI Presentations