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Hemingway in 2011

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
Nov 11, 2011 10:15 AM - 5:30 PM

A symposium and exhibition celebrating ten years of the Speiser & Easterling-Hallman Collection, with talks by Dr. C. Edgar Grissom and Prof. James L. W. West III at 3:30 p.m., followed by the exhibition opening and reception, and preceded at 10:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. by three seminar-style sessions with undergraduate presentations by students from various South Carolina colleges and universities (USC Beaufort, Columbia College, Coastal Carolina University, and USC Columia, with an additional seminar participant from Erskine College).

Detailed program schedule: All sessions are being held in the Irvin Department, Hollings Special Collections Library, entered through the main Thomas Cooper Library. 

10 a.m.  Registration, information, coffee (Brittain Gallery)

10:15 a.m.-12:00 noon: Welcome and Session 1: Hemingway’s Subtexts and Intertexts (Richter Room)

Chair: Prof. Carl P. Eby, Chair, Department of English, USC-Beaufort

Brief Welcome: Elizabeth Sudduth, Director, Irvin Department

1. Stefny Ankney (USC Beaufort): “Hemingway’s ‘Indian Camp’: A Metaphorical Birth of Manhood.” Sponsor: Dr. Carl Eby

2. W. Isaac Dusenbury (Coastal Carolina University): “Nature as Therapy in Hemingway’s ‘Big Two-hearted River.’” Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Turner

3. Chantel Lucas (Columbia College): “Presenting Paris: Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s A Propos de Paris.” Sponsor: Dr. Christine Hait

4. Jordan Dallas (USC Beaufort): “Hemingway’s Garden of Eden.” Sponsor: Dr. Carl Eby

12:10-12:45 p.m. Lunch (Preston’s, in west wing of Russell House): Lunch for participants, mentors, and some other special guests (including Prof. James L. W. West of Penn State University) is sponsored by the Thomas Cooper Society.

12:50-1:10 p.m. Brief guided visit to the Irvin Department vault:

A first opportunity to see additional Hemingway manuscripts, from the Speiser & Easterling Hallman Collection of Ernest Hemingway, together with Fitzgerald manuscripts and first editions from the Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Warner Bros./Turner Entertainment Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald Screenplays (gather in Brittain Gallery).

1:15-2:15 p.m.: Session 2: Hemingway in Context (Seminar Room 135)

Chair: Prof. Nancy Tuten, Head, Division of Languages and Literatures, Columbia, College.

1. Meredith Holmes (USC Beaufort): “Finding Hemingway: the Author in the Texts.”

Sponsor: Dr. Carl Eby

2. Keely Fagan  (Columbia College): “What, then, is an American expatriate?  The Male Expatriate in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Two Fitzgerald Stories.” Sponsor: Dr. Christine Hait

3. Patti Robinson (USC Beaufort): “Hemingway: the Silent Reformer.” Sponso:r Dr. Carl Eby

Break

2:30-3:15 p.m.: Session 3: Rereading A Farewell to Arms (Seminar Room 135)

Chair: Prof. Brad Christie, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean, Erskine College

1. Ashley Waisanen (USC Beaufort): “Symbolism and Imagery in A Farewell to Arms.” Sponsor: Dr. Carl Eby

2. Michael Lambert (USC Columbia): “The Man and His War: Maturation and Masculinity in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.” Sponsor: Dr. Donald J. Greiner

Break

From 3.20 approx: Hemingway in Spain (Main Program Room): Selected film clips of the bulls at Pamplona in the 1920s, from USC’s Movitone News Collection, courtesy of Moving Image Research Collections.

 3:30 p.m. Public Program on Hemingway (Main Program Room)

Welcome: Dean Thomas F. McNally, Dean of Libraries

Recognition of participants and mentors: Prof. Patrick Scott

1. “Collecting Hemingway,” by Dr. C. Edgar Grissom, Hemingway collector and author of Ernest Hemingway: a Descriptive Bibliography (2011)

2. “The Continuing Importance of Hemingway,” by Prof. James L.W. West, III, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State University.

Concluding remarks: Elizabeth Sudduth, Director, Irvin Department.

4:30 p.m. approx. Reception and exhibition opening (Main Program Room and Irvin Department Exhibition Gallery):

"A Quieter and Less Eventful Life": Ernest Hemingway on Writing and Other Pursuits

A new exhibition from the Speiser & Easterling-Hallman Collection, and recent acquisitions purchased with support from the Easterling-Hallman Foundation, curated by Jeffrey Makala, Irvin Department.

During the reception:

4:45 approx. Second opportunity for brief guided visit to the Irvin Department vault: to see Hemingway and Fitzgerald manuscripts and first editions (gather in Irvin Dept. exhibition gallery).

5 p.m. approx: Hemingway in Spain (Main Program Room): A second opportunity to see selected film clips of the bulls at Pamplona in the 1920s, and of Spain during the Civil War of the 1930s, from USC’s Movitone News Collection, courtesy of Moving Image Research Collections.

 Note to our guests: because of launch-day events for the University’s Capital Campaign, the reception will conclude by 5:30 p.m.