Speakers and Schedule
The Ernest Hemingway Symposium 2012: Hemingway's Politics
During the 2012 Ernest Hemingway Symposium, we come together to question conventional wisdom that Ernest Hemingway was apolitical, perhaps above the push and pull of the tides and currents of the outside world. After reading Stephen Cooper’s The Politics of Ernest Hemingway, one of our 2012 presenters commented, “Dry, but well done. It basically says that EH was a mid-western Republican who loved the underdog.”
However, no one can manage to live completely outside the politics times of his or her lifetime. Our keynote speaker Peter Moreira asserts that when he began his mission to China, Hemingway “had just finished not only his biggest novel but also his work with more probing political analysis than anything he had ever written before…in For Whom the Bell Tolls [he had] constructed what Jeffery Meyers called ‘the greatest political novel in American literature'.” The 2012 Ernest Hemingway Symposium should be anything but dry.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
HBO Films Presents Hemingway and Gellhorn (2012)
6:00 pm - Screening of Hemingway and Gellhorn; this film recounts one of the greatest romances of the last century – the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway and the beautiful, trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn - as it follows the adventurous writers through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. As witnesses to history, they covered all the great conflicts of their time; but the war they couldn’t survive was the war between themselves. Starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen (154 mins).
THE 4th ANNUAL ERNEST HEMINGWAY SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
The Practice of Fiction: A Story Workshop with Clyde Moneyhun
12:00 - 3:00 pm - Creative writing master class cosponsored by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts: come write a story. Boise State professor Clyde Moneyhun, author of Crafting Fiction: In Theory, In Practice, will first lead participants through a series of brainstorming exercises keyed to the elements of fiction. The exercises will help writers more fully imagine their fictional characters and the worlds they inhabit. Then, re-thinking/re-writing exercises will help the writers re-imagine elements of their stories in unexpected ways. Any writer, from beginner to professional, can emerge from the workshop with useful new tools, and—just maybe—a new story. This even will be held in the Community Library's Large Conference Room.
$50 per student. Max registration: 20 students. Registration deadline: Friday, 10/12/12. To register, click here.
Screening of All Quiet on the Western Front
2:00 pm - The classic war film about Paul, a young German student who enlists with his friends to fight in World War I, only to forget all of his training when the bombs rain down on their trenches. As time goes on, Paul comes face-to-face with the senselessness of war (138 mins).
2012 Ernest Hemingway Symposium Reception
5:00 pm - Welcoming for all participants and presenters of the 2012 Ernest Hemingway Symposium.
Keynote Talk: Peter Moreira - Hemingway on the China Front: His Spy Mission with Martha Gellhorn
6:00 pm - Introduction by Regional History Librarian, Sandra Hofferber; Peter Moreira will present the story outlined in his book, Hemingway on the China Front: His Spy Mission with Martha Gellhorn. Mr. Moreira has been a foreign correspondent, was a senior writer for the New York-based weekly The Deal and has authored a book on Canadian economics. His latest book is entitled The Jew Who Defeated Hitler: Henry Morgenthau Jr. and the Defeat of the Third Reich. Book signing with Iconoclast Books.
Friday, October 19th, 2012
Screening of A Farewell to Arms (1932)
9:00 – 10:30 am - Introduction by Jacky O’Connor. A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry (Gary Cooper) and Nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes) during World War I. The action takes place in Italy and the two fall in love during the war and will stop at nothing to be together. The film also analyses Lt. Henry's feelings on war and the purpose of fighting (80 mins).
Moderated Student Panel
9:00 - 10:30 am - A panel of four undergraduates from Boise State University and Northwest Nazarene University will present 12-15 minute papers on some aspect of Hemingway and Politics. The papers may be literary or historical. A moderated question time will follow the paper presentations. Limited space.
11:00 - 11:45 am - Introduction by Clary Morgan. A conversation with distinguished Hemingway experts, authors, and faculty members of Boise State University Clyde Moneyhun, Jacky O'Connor, Mitch Wieland, and Clay Morgan.
Hemingway and Politics
1:00 - 1:45 pm – Introduction by Clay Morgan. Presentations by Shelton Woods on “Asia at the Time of Ernest Hemingway & Martha Gellhorn’s Trip” and by Dr. Scott Yenor on “Political Philosophy in The Sun Also Rises.”
Writers Look at Hemingway
2:00 - 2:45 pm - Introduction by Mitch Wieland. Creative writersfrom area universities, Mitch Wieland, Clyde Moneyhun and Clay Morgan, will give public readings from their works of poetry or fiction. The pieces will relate to Hemingway through style or engagement with the Symposium theme.
3:30 - 5:15 pm - Introduction by Sheridan Brett. Starring Woody Allen, The Front is about the Hollywood blacklist that included a number of artists, writers, directors and others that were accused of subversive political activities in support of Communism or of being Communists during the age of live television the early 1950s. Howard Prince, who works in a restaurant, helps out a black-listed writer friend by selling a TV station a script under his own name (95 mins).
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Screening of Islands in the Stream(1977)
10:00 - 11:45 am - Introduction by Sandra Hofferber. War. Freedom. Loyalty. Love. Manhood. Ernest Hemingway's most powerful themes are gloriously captured in Islands in the Stream (104 mins.).
Times and venues are subject to change. Please check for updates.
All hosted events will take place at the Community Library Lecture Room, 415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum, Idaho, unless otherwise indicated and are free of charge. Parking is available in the public parking lot next to the LDS Church across Spruce Avenue from the Library. Look for signs.