New Course in English for Fall 2013

Mar 13, 2013

Yousuf Karsh [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsENG 340 Studies in World Literature
Ernest Hemingway and His World
Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Dr. Doug Collar

This course will examine the literary journey of Ernest Hemingway from Oak Park Illinois and the waters of Upper Michigan to the battlefields of Europe, Paris in the Twenties, Spain, the Caribbean, and beyond.

We will read Hemingway’s major works in addition to a number of memoirs and biographical and critical sources. The course will also examine film adaptations of Hemingway’s work in understanding the popularization of the Hemingway persona.

An abbreviated reading list includes:

  • A Moveable Feast
  • In Our Time
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • The Old Man and the Sea

During the first half of the semester, we will consider these seminal readings, then students will develop an original investigative project to present at the end of the term.