March 2016 – Vincent Sherry on WWI Literature

Join us for a guest lecture on WWI literature, co-sponsored by NYU Cultures of War and the NYU Modern and Contemporary Colloquium:

‘Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War’

Professor Vincent Sherry
(Washington University in St. Louis)

Tuesday March 22nd, 5pm
NYU English Department, 244 Greene St, Event Space
(betw Waverley Pl and Washington Pl, one block E of Wash Sq Park)

Crucifixion of Civilisation (1932) by Rayner Hoff
from the Australian NPG WWI centenary exhibition

Co-Sponsored by the Modern and Contemporary Colloquium
NYU Cultures of War and the Post-War Research Collaborative

Professor Vincent Sherry has written acclaimed work on topics including modernism, decadence and the first world war. His books include Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence (Cambridge 2014), The Great War and the Language of Modernism (Oxford 2003) and Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis and Radical Modernism (Oxford 1993). Now, on March 22nd, he is coming to NYU to give a guest lecture entitled ‘Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War.’

After the lecture there will be time for questions and a drinks reception.

The event is free, and there is no need to RSVP. if you have any questions, please contact

Here is a link to Professor Sherry’s biographical page on the Washington University in St. Louis website: