Teaching Hemingway

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Teaching Hemingway

Hemingway may no longer be revered as he once was, but he remains among the most influential of twentieth-century American writers. His ideas about literary craft and its relation to experience became key elements in the artistic consensus that guided several generations of post-War writers, and his fiction became a model for countless literary artists, even for those who sought to rebel against everything Hemingway appeared to exemplify. In this seminar, we will try to rediscover the qualities that made him so important. What was it about his prose and narrative style, his ideas about art and experience, his view of the relation between literature and commercial society, his way of depicting suffering, trauma and dignity, that made him in some ways the premier American writer of literary fiction in the twentieth century? Our focus will be on several of the major short stories, including, “In Another Country,” “The Killers,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” and “Hills Like White Elephants.”

Webinar Instructor: Sean McCann

Professor of English, Wesleyan University

Save the Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

4–5:30PM Pacific

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