Hemingway's Public Voice - SAMLA Convention November 6-8, 2009

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Hemingway Society Panel, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Hemingway's Public Voice: Hemingway Society Affiliated Session

The Hemingway session at the 2009 meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association seeks to expand the current evaluations of Hemingway's non-fiction to include its role in the Hemingway canon, its importance to 21st century American Letters, its ability to convey a public voice in addition to or instead of fame, and its effectiveness in establishing Hemingway as a Man of Letters. Though Hemingway may be best known for his fiction, nearly one-third of his writing was non-fiction. During his most prolific period, 1930 to 1940, Hemingway wrote non-fiction almost exclusively, working diligently to define himself as a "Man of Letters." Hemingway's non-fiction is varied in form and focus. His letters, essays, introductions, book length studies, and journalism concern war, sport, politics, aesthetics, and personal introspection. Generally, critics have evaluated Hemingway's non-fiction as a means to hone his stylistic skill and a forum for exploring ideas later developed in his fiction. Additionally, Hemingway's ability to craft fame is frequently associated with his magazine publications. Papers considering any application of Hemingway's non-fiction will be considered.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 250 words by June 1, 2009 to Peggy Wright-Cleveland, 210 Longmire, Florida State University, 125 Convocation Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1581 or mwrightc@fsu.edu. Include a paper title and author contact information.

SAMLA 2009 Convention
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, Georgia