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Hemingway Literary Center

The Hemingway Literary Center (HLC) fosters an appreciation for scholarly research and creative activities associated with the literary arts (fiction, poetry, drama, and other textual media). The HLC brings scholars, artists and authors to Boise State University to give talks and readings, and work one-on-one with students through master classes, panel presentations, and classroom visits. For current activities, see below.

The Center operates thematically. Each year it has a new theme.

Literature for Lunch

Pandemania! Reading in Isolation

Certainly, we are sick of the sickness, but literature gives us the opportunity to share our experience. Join us on Zoom to discuss Pandemic Literature, hosted by BSU Professor Cheryl Hindrichs. Special thanks to the Idaho Humanities Council for making this discussion possible.

Jan.22 at 12 p.m. Peter Fifield to Speak on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

A virtual lecture on William Maxwell, They Came Like Swallows. Through the eyes of other characters, we come to know a wife and mother who is the center of her child’s and husband’s worlds as they face the 1918 influenza pandemic. Our guest speaker is Professor Fifield of Birbeck University of London, author of Modernism and Physical Illness.

Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed: I Promessi Sposi. A 1927 novel set in northern Italy during the Spanish occupation and plague of 1628. Renzo and Lucia struggle through the changing political and emotional landscape to reunite and marry.

Please email and provide your name and the email if you would like to participate in this Zoom session. Also, feel free to share this invitation with friends and colleagues!




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