[Msa-discuss] Hemingway Society CFPs for ALA 2018

Jace Gatzemeyer jpg224 at psu.edu
Wed Aug 23 09:10:43 EDT 2017


*Call for Papers*

*American Literature Association Annual Conference*

*May 24-27, 2018 *

*San Francisco, CA*

http://americanliteratureassociation.org/



The Ernest Hemingway Society will sponsor two panels at the upcoming ALA
Conference:



*Ambulance Driver: Hemingway and the First World War*

One hundred years previous to this year’s ALA conference, around 23 May
1918, Ernest Hemingway sailed from New York with the American Red Cross to
serve as an ambulance driver in World War I. In light of the centenary of
Hemingway’s first trip abroad, this panel proposes to examine Hemingway’s
relationship to the First World War, particularly in the context of his
service with the Red Cross. Hemingway’s Red Cross experience had an immense
influence on his development as a writer and provided much of the raw
source material for *A Farewell to Arms* and other writings. Furthermore,
the recent publication of James McGrath Morris’s *The Ambulance Drivers:
Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War* adds to this
timely topic the question of Hemingway’s turbulent friendship with John Dos
Passos and their mutual experiences in the Red Cross during the First World
War. Topics for this session may include but are not limited to: teaching
Hemingway and WWI; depictions of WWI in Hemingway’s fiction and/or
nonfiction; the trauma of WWI in Hemingway’s life and/or writing;
Hemingway’s physical and/or psychological war-wounds; Hemingway’s WWI
correspondence; differences/similarities between Hemingway and other
writers’ depictions of WWI. Special consideration will be given to papers
that consider James McGrath Morris’s *The Ambulance Drivers*.


Please direct your 250 word proposal and a short professional bio to Jace
Gatzemeyer at  jace.gatzemeyer at gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is
January 1, 2018. Papers will be limited to 15-20 minutes.


*Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Hemingway and the Second World War*

The story of Hemingway’s involvement in World War II is a story of
spycraft. During the Second World War, Hemingway was involved to varying
degrees in a wide range of intelligence-collecting actions, from reporting
to the U.S. Treasury Department as a sort of investigator in China, to
organizing a spy network (the “Crook Factory”) in Cuba, and later even
joining a group of French partisans to gather intelligence about enemy
defenses around Paris. Nicholas Reynolds’s recent book, *Writer, Sailor,
Solider, Spy:* *Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961*, has also
raised interesting questions about Hemingway’s possible spy-work for the
Soviet Union. This panel proposes to examine Hemingway relationship to the
Second World War, particularly in the context of his involvement in
spycraft. Topics for this session may include but are not limited to:
teaching Hemingway and WWII; depictions of WWII in Hemingway’s fiction
and/or nonfiction; Hemingway’s WWII correspondence; Hemingway’s WWII
journalism; differences/similarities between Hemingway and other writers’
depictions of WWII; Hemingway’s editorial work and introduction to *Men at
War; *Hemingway and spycraft. Special consideration will be given to papers
that consider Nicholas Reynolds’s *Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy*.


Please direct your 250 word proposal and a short professional bio to Jace
Gatzemeyer at  jace.gatzemeyer at gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is
January 1, 2018. Papers will be limited to 15-20 minutes.



-- 
Jace Gatzemeyer
PhD Candidate
Department of English
430 Burrowes Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
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