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2017-2018 University Bulletin 
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HNEN 256 - Hemingway and Modernism in Chicago

3 hours
This course will focus on Ernest Hemingway and the development of American modernism, particularly within the context of Hemingway’s years in Oak Park and Chicago. Although most of the course content will be literary, we will also attend to other art forms (especially the architecture, painting, and music of the period) and to American culture at large (e.g., World War I, Progressivism, prohibition, and women’s suffrage). In addition to the major early work of Hemingway (In Our Time, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms), we will also read works by the influential writers of the Chicago Renaissance (Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson) and expatriate American writers who influenced Hemingway in Paris (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein). The class will include guided visits to Hemingway’s birthplace and Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio (both in Oak Park), as well as to sites in Chicago. Students will collaborate on a research project, crafted for presentation at the International Conference of the Hemingway Society, to be held at Dominican in summer 2016.

Prerequisite(s): Honors Program or consent of instructor.

This course will satisfy the literature core area requirement

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