July 27, 2021
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
Wabash After-Work Get-Together
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Location: Sun King
135 North College Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
All Wabash alumni, families, and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Wally's Bookshelf: Revisiting Hemingway: Virtual Wabash , 8:00PM - 9:15PM
Wally's Bookshelf is a casual book discussion led by a Wabash faculty or staff member and provides participants the opportunity to connect with fellow Little Giants. Participants are required to procure and read the book, but the discussion is free.
Wally’s Bookshelf: Revisiting Hemingway with Dr. Brian Tucker and Dr. Derek Mong
With the recent release of the Burns and Novick documentary "Hemingway" ((https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/hemingway) this summer feels like a good time to return to some of Ernest Hemingway's classic short stories. Hemingway's star has perhaps faded somewhat in recent years, in part because the hyper-masculine persona surrounding the author can seem tiresome and out of step with contemporary attitudes about masculinity. The Burns and Novick documentary does a good job of stripping away the layers of mythology and revealing Hemingway, in many ways, as the victim of his own posturing and self-mythologizing. Can the work of demythologizing the person also rejuvenate our reading of Hemingway and allow us to revisit his fiction with fresh eyes? Do we hear the voice in his stories differently now?
The discussion will focus on the following set of stories:
"Big Two-Hearted River, I and II"
"A Very Short Story"
"Hills Like White Elephants"
"The Short Happy Life of Frances Macomber"
Participants are encouraged to read as many of the stories as they like. One could certainly still take part in the conversation without having read all of them. These stories can be found in The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition (Scribner) (https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Short-Stories-Ernest-Hemingway/dp/0684843323/ref=pd_sbs_1?pd_rd_w=dPJT8&pf_rd_p=651d64d1-3c73-45b6-ae09-e545600e3a22&pf_rd_r=261BAND14JD3Q8QZW04D&pd_rd_r=eca833af-a4f1-4938-82d