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Hunting & The Hemingway Code - Saturday U at Sheridan College (free)

  • Sheridan College 1 Whitney Way Sheridan, WY 82801 U.S.A. (map)

Explore Hemingway at Saturday U
Sheridan College (Whitney Academic Center) Rm. 153

First lecture: “It’s a Good Country”: Hemingway’s Hunting and Fishing in Wyoming by Dr. Caskey Russel, Associate Professor of English, University of Wyoming

Hemingway spent much of the 1930s in Wyoming, writing some of his most famous stories and novels. While in Wyoming, when he wasn’t writing he was often hunting and fishing. This lecture will discuss what Hemingway hunted and fished for, where he hunted and fished, and how his Wyoming pastimes influenced his writing.

Second lecture: Dodging Bulls and Bullets: Hemingway in Spain by Dr. Joy Landeira, Department Head and Professor of Modern Languages, University of Wyoming

Before and after Ernest Hemingway’s Wyoming residence, he made several visits to Spain, “the last great country,” that reveal his passion for Spanish life—from tuna fishing to bull fighting—as well as his talents as a war reporter for the Spanish Civil War. His experiences there became literary masterpieces that chronicle these adventures.

Third lecture: Ernest Hemingway: Style and Substance by Dr. Jeanne Holland, Associate Professor of English, University of Wyoming

As the story is told, Ernest Hemingway won a bet with friends who didn’t believe he could produce a novel in six words. “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn,” he wrote and took the prize. This talk explores how Hemingway’s economical writing style, his subject matter (bullfighting, fishing, sex, love, war, death, and loss), and his development of what came to be called “the Hemingway code” for how to live an authentic life shaped and still influence American life and literature.