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Faculty, students take part in annual Hemingway Symposium

Ernest Hemingway
Portrait of Ernest Hemingway by Antonio Gattorno

Five faculty members and four undergraduate students took part in the annual Hemingway Symposium in Ketchum, Idaho Sept. 6-8.

The focus this year was Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and the Spanish Civil War, which ended 80 years ago, precipitating the 35-year dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

History professor Joanne Klein, Stacey Guill with the Osher Institute and English professor Clyde Moneyhun delivered a panel on the historical, political and literary background of the war.

Professor Mitch Wieland and associate professor Brady Udall with the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, led discussions of the novel, and English students Sam Heidelberg, Cation Jones, Analiese Bolander and Alfredo Ocaranza presented a poster session on the literary themes of the novel.

More than 100 Hemingway scholars and enthusiasts participated. Boise State President Marlene Tromp also attended the event.