CFP: Hemingway and the 1950s (3/16/07; MLA '07)

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CFP: Hemingway and the 1950s (3/16/07; 2007 MLA)

The 1950s were a rich but vexed decade for Hemingway. During these years, Hemingway published the poorly reviewed Across the River and into the Trees (1950) and the acclaimed The Old Man and the Sea (1952), all the while working privately on a wide range of manuscripts, including those that would be published posthumously as The Dangerous Summer, A Moveable Feast, The Garden of Eden, True at First Light, and Under Kilimanjaro. In addition, it was during the 1950s that Hemingway took his second African safari, suffered two debilitating plane crashes, won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1954), and began his last serious struggle with depression, all while cementing his position as an icon of American masculinity. For this panel, we invite papers that address any aspect of Hemingway's work or career during the 1950s. In addition to areas of inquiry listed above, papers might address his relationship to other writers (including the Beats, his biographers, etc.), his relationsh!
 ip to changes in the publishing industry, his attempts to manage his celebrity and public persona, etc. All approaches that contribute to a deeper understanding of this important period in Hemingway's life are welcome.


Please send 1-page proposals with a brief cv and any av needs to Suzanne del Gizzo at <> by March 16th.

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