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Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Big Game Fiction: Ernest Hemingway’s Adventure Writing

American Literature; Writing Style; Pedagogy

Verna Kale (Assistant Research Professor of English, The Pennsylvania State University; Associate Editor, The Letters of Ernest Hemingway)

November 12, 2019

Ernest Hemingway is as well known for his larger than life persona as for his writing, but living life “all the way up” was an essential part of his creative process. In this webinar, Associate Editor of the Hemingway Letters Project Verna Kale will take participants out in the Gulf Stream and on safari with Hemingway through his published fiction and creative nonfiction, his fishing and hunting logs, and his letters. She will suggest ways to incorporate Hemingway’s works and writing practices into a variety of assignments in composition, literature, and creative writing classes. Participants will also consider, as Hemingway did, how hunting and fishing are provocative metaphors for writing and the writing life.


Literature / Fiction and Poetry / American Literature / Writing Style / Pedagogy /