[UPDATE] Hemingway: Fact or Fiction?: ALA Conference, Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011 (Revised Deadline: Jan. 10, 2011)
Hemingway's longstanding fame and reputation has fostered a variety of tall tales, stories, allegations and attributions. Some are blatantly false. Others are surprisingly true. Still others linger in the space between fact and fiction. This panel seeks papers that examine the history and circumstances of any of these Hemingway myths, legends, and misappropriations or explore the question of what it is about Hemingway or his writing that creates this mythical aura of potential misinformation around the reality of his life and career.
Please direct your 250 word paper proposal and a brief C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2011. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. Information about the American Literature Association Conference can be found at: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/