Hemingway Society President H.R. Stoneback - author of New Street's Hemingway's Paris: Our Paris? - will deliver the plenary address, and both Allen Josephs (author of On Hemingway and Spain: Essays and Reviews 1979 - 2013) and Matthew Nickel (author of Hemingway's Dark Night: Catholic Influences and Intertextualities in the Work of Ernest Hemingway) will present major papers.
H.R. Stoneback holds the title Distinguished Professor of English at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Stoneback has received numerous awards and honors for criticism, poetry and teaching. He has served as visiting professor at the University of Paris, Fulbright Professor at Peking University and director of the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris. A leading scholar of international reputation on Ernest Hemingway, Stoneback is also a widely published literary critic, poet and author or editor of more than 20 volumes of criticism and poetry. His recent books include Reading Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" (Kent State University Press).
Allen Josephs is a past president of the Hemingway Society and one of the world's foremost Hemingway scholars. His writings include the critically-acclaimed Ritual and Sacrifice in the Corrida, White Wall of Spain: The Mysteries of Andalusian Culture, four critical editions of the poetry of Lorca, and numerous reviews and essays in the Atlantic, New Republic, New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. He has been University Research Professor at the University of West Florida since 1986, and has taught there since 1969.
Matthew Nickel is Assistant Professor of English at Misericordia University. He has published essays about and presented on numerous American and British writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Richard Aldington, Lawrence Durrell, J. R. R. Tolkien, and others. He is currently working on a book-length examination of the short stories of Elizabeth Madox Roberts.
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