CFP: Hemingway's Short Fiction, Louisville Conference 2011
While Hemingway's fiction remains a focus for many critics, not every piece of fiction Hemingway wrote engenders ample criticism. Susan Beegel, in Hemingway's Neglected Short Fiction: New Perspectives, outlines a few ways in which certain short works of Hemingway continue to be the subject of criticism ranging from sentence-length dismissals scattered throughout book length studies to full-length essays lacking meaningful contributions to the work's scholarly cache. Beegel's explanation of neglected short fiction including works featured in essays which have lacked critical stature is the starting point for this panel proposal. I would like to expand on this particular aspect by examining pieces of Hemingway's short fiction which have been "undervalued" in critical analyses of the context in which they appear. I am proposing a panel for the Louisville Conference, 2011, which redresses some Hemingway's short stories whose importance as a contributing factor to Hemingway scholarship has been consistently overlooked by critics.
Please submit your abstract (300 words, titled) by September 3, 2010. Word documents only, please. Send to Justin Bauserman, firstname.lastname@example.org.