In 1923, the relatively unknown American expatriate writer Ernest Hemingway published his
first book, Three Stories and Ten Poems (Paris: Contact Publishing), which featured the stories
“Up in Michigan,” “Out of Season,” and “My Old Man.” That same year he wrote the vignettes
that would be collected as in our time in 1924 (Paris: Three Mountains Press).
This panel seeks to investigate Hemingway’s early innovations, their immediate impact on modernism, and their
lasting influence on American literature. What impact do these early works have on
Hemingway’s development as a writer? How can we connect them to his other fiction and
nonfiction? How do they anticipate other experiments with genre, by Hemingway and by other
writers? In what way does the Hemingway style operate (or not) within these stories? How does
the Hemingway style operate in works by his contemporaries or works by the generations of
writers to follow? Are the vignettes an early attempt at what we now call flash fiction or are they
prose poems? Why did Hemingway never make a name for himself as a poet? We invite papers
on any of the works in these small but impactful books; papers on Hemingway and other authors
or Hemingway and modernism more generally are welcome.
Please send a 250-word proposal and short CV to Ross K. Tangedal (University of
Wisconsin–Stevens Point) at email@example.com by January 10, 2024, for full consideration.
Your submission will be confirmed via email.