CFP: [American] Hemingway's Legacy of Influence (12/21/07; ALA 5/22/08-5/25/08)

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Suzanne del Gizzo
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Ernest Hemingway's commitment to realistic representation gave us works
that are raw, graceful, vigorous, and unexpectedly complex. In the
citation for the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, the committee claimed
that Hemingway had "set a standard as easy to imitate as it is difficult
to obtain. After the writer’s death, one critic similarly wrote that
Hemingway was “the inventor of a style that has influenced other writers
more than any other in our time.” This panel will explore that legacy of
influence on Hemingway’s contemporaries and subsequent writers, including
John O’Hara, Norman Mailer, Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Charles
Bukowski, Philip Roth, Cormac McCarthy, John Updike, and George V.
Higgins, among many others.
Paper topics may include (but are not limited to):
-Hemingway’s influence on the work(s) or one or more American writers
-Hemingway and detective fiction (or film noir)
-Hemingway’s influence on women writers
-Hemingway’s relevance in Modern or Postmodern literature
-Hemingway and “creative nonfiction”

In an attempt to create a session that focuses on a lively exchange of
ideas, we ask participants to plan presentations of approximately 10-15
minutes. We also would like to make full copies of the papers available
to other participants and attendees online one month in advance of the
convention, so completed papers will be due in early May 2008.

Please submit 250-word abstracts along with institutional affiliation and
any AV requests by December 21, 2007, to Jill Jividen at and Suzanne del Gizzo at

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