Taking the Shilling: Songs of and about World War 1

Andres Morrissey, Franz (2014). Taking the Shilling: Songs of and about World War 1 [Performance or Exhibition]. 17.10./10.11./11.11.2014.

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A performance lecture exploring a) contemporary music hall songs as a means of propaganda, recruitment and later criticism, b) the folk songs originating from among the soldiers, based on music hall, hymn and children's song tunes, and c) songs written about World War 1 by songwriters of the sixties and seventies in the critical vein inspired amongst others by the Vietnam War.

Item Type:

Audiovisual Material & Event (Performance or Exhibition)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures

UniBE Contributor:

Andres Morrissey, Franz


800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages


[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss British Society ; [UNSPECIFIED] Canton of Ticino ; [UNSPECIFIED] British Embassy, Switzerland ; [UNSPECIFIED] British Council, Switzerland




Marion Irena Troxler

Date Deposited:

26 Nov 2014 15:52

Last Modified:

07 Oct 2021 14:27

Uncontrolled Keywords:

World War 1, Folk Song,Protest, Anti-War Sentiment, Folk Song tradition, Folk Song transmission, Folk Song process



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