WEST PLAINS, Mo. – July 28, 2014, will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, and to mark the centennial of the outbreak of “The Great War,” Missouri State University-West Plains will offer Literature of the First World War (ENG 184 01) during the 2014 fall semester.
Taught by Assistant Professor of English Leigh Adams, this three-credit-hour class, set for 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, will examine the rich literary tradition that came from that conflict.
The reading list will include male and female writers who experienced the war, works by those on both sides of the conflict, as well as a number of genres: poetry, fiction (novels and short stories), and memoirs.
Among the required books for the class are the classics All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.
Registration for 2014 fall semester classes is underway. For more information about admissions and registration procedures, call the Missouri State-West Plains admissions office, 417-255-7955, or visit www.wp.missouristate.edu.