ALA Conference CFP - "Reevaluating Hemingway's Nonfiction" - May 22-25, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ernest Hemingway Society
contact email: 
rtangeda@kent.edu

American Literature Association Conference
Washington, D.C. - May 22-25, 2014

“Reevaluating Hemingway’s Nonfiction”
Sponsored by the Ernest Hemingway Society

Panel Description:
Ernest Hemingway’s nonfiction has perpetually lagged behind his fiction in the academy for several years, with many works being put aside in favor of his novels, short stories and novellas. This panel will seek to evaluate the cultural, artistic, and academic worth of Hemingway’s nonfiction output as it pertains to his fiction and literary career. Because of the unique genre Hemingway’s nonfiction is, the panel will seek to establish the author’s style in regards to his genre. How does his nonfiction separate itself from works of similar subjects or periods? How does his work elevate the genre? Hopefully this panel will add to a growing bibliography of Hemingway scholarship concerned with the nonfiction and its impact on Hemingway studies.

Projects are encouraged that deal with any of Hemingway’s nonfiction texts, including Death in the Afternoon, Green Hills of Africa, A Moveable Feast, The Dangerous Summer, True at First Light, and the various articles and pieces written for magazines and newspapers. Attention will be given to how the understanding of the author’s nonfiction relates to his literary production and position within the academy.

Please send proposals of no more than 300 words and a brief CV to Ross K. Tangedal (rtangeda@kent.edu) by January 1, 2014 for full consideration.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
modernist studies
popular_culture
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond