Young Hemingway / 2012 MLA Convention, Seattle

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The Ernest Hemingway Society
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The Ernest Hemingway Society will sponsor one panel at the Modern Language Association Conference in Seattle, WA, January 5-8, 2012.

With the publication of volume one of The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway (covering Hemingway's correspondence through 1922) scheduled for the fall of 2011 and the location of the next International Hemingway Conference in Petoskey, Michigan in the summer of 2012, this seems an appropriate time to revisit our understanding of Hemingway's early life and work. This panel invites papers that reassess or examine early aspects of Hemingway's life and career, with particular emphasis on the years prior to 1925. Suggested topics may include a re-examination of early family dynamics or social connections, Hemingway's training and early career as a journalist, his early stories and publications or any other topic relevant to those formative years.

Please submit a 250 word proposal and brief CV to Sara Kosiba ( by 1 March 2011. Keep in mind that all presenters, once accepted, must be MLA members by 7 April 2011 in order to participate in the 2012 MLA Convention. Information about MLA membership can be found at