Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thoroughly modern Papa

Hemingway and the Modern explored in symposium

Express Staff Writer

    The coming days at The Community Library in Ketchum are a Hemingwayphile’s paradise, as the annual Ernest Hemingway Symposium gets under way.

The symposium is
scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, thorough
Saturday, Sept. 28.

    This year’s installment of the Ernest Hemingway Symposium revolves around how Hemingway’s life and writing were influenced by the world in which he lived and how his writing (and persona) changed that world. “Modern” can and does point to literary studies and to Hemingway’s high period, but it also has suggestive connotations not just for what is new, but maybe more specifically for what has been reinvented, revised, updated.
    The symposium is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, thorough Saturday, Sept. 28. Clay Morgan, a novelist and essayist, will be the emcee of the event. Among the storied and historied speakers and presenters are David Earle, associate professor of Transatlantic Modern at the University of West Florida; Ben Fischer, English professor from Northwest Nazarene University; Heather Parkinson Dermott, novelist and Boise State University adjunct professor; Clyde Moneyhun, BSU writing professor; Jacky O’Connor and Mitch Wieland, BSU English professors; and Brewster Moseley, a freelance writer and photographer.
    The symposium draws audiences from outside the valley because of the never-ending fascination with Hemingway, who spent his final days in Ketchum and fished Silver Creek frequently.
    Films, lectures, classes and workshops and even a field trip are included.
    The entire schedule, which is available online at, can change, so out-of-towners should call the library to confirm places and times. Some require pre-registration and fees as well.

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