NMPBS Sneak Preview HEMINGWAY
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Please join us for a free preview of the upcoming PBS documentary HEMINGWAY, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Following the screening, stay for a discussion moderated by Suzanne del Gizzo, Editor of The Hemingway Review for The Hemingway Society. Panelists joining the conversation are James McGrath Morris, Santa Fe is the author of The "Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos and a Friendship Made and Lost in War", UNM Associate Professor, Jesús Costantino, author of "The Boxer’s Pain, the Bull’s Prose: Race, American Boxing, and Hemingway’s Ring Aesthetics" and former literature professor, Hemingway scholar, and bestselling novelist, David Morrell.
- Laurel Wyckoff
Education and Outreach Manager
- Suzanne del Gizzo
EDITOR, THE HEMINGWAY REVIEW Suzanne del Gizzo is an Associate Professor of English at Chestnut Hill College and editor of The Hemingway Review (U of Idaho). At Chestnut Hill, Suzanne teaches a variety of courses in American literature, gender studies, film, and writing. She has published over twenty articles in scholarly journals and has co-edited two books, Ernest Hemingway in Context (Cambridge UP, 2013) with Debra A. Moddelmog and Ernest Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden: 25 Years of Criticism (Kent State UP, 2012) with Frederic J. Svoboda. Suzanne has served on the Hemingway Society board since 2007.
- James McGrath Morris
biographer and writer of narrative non-fiction. His newest book Tony Hillerman: A Life will be published in October. Aside from his last book The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and A Friendship Made and Lost in War, Morris’s books include the New York Times Bestselling Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press, which was awarded the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize; Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power—which the Wall Street Journal deemed was one of the five best books on American moguls and Booklist placed on its 2010 list of the ten best biographies; The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism—a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and, Jailhouse Journalism: The Four Estate Behind Bars.
- Jesús Costantino
Jesús Costantino received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he specialized in American literature and film and media studies. He is currently completing his first book, Fighting Form: Boxing, Race, and Media in American Modernism, in which he connects the seemingly disparate histories of new media technologies, modernist abstraction, and modern identity formations—race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality—by accounting for their shared preoccupation with the mass spectacle of boxing.
- David Morrell
David Morrell was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. In 1960, at the age of seventeen, he became a fan of the classic television series, route 66, about two young men in a Corvette convertible traveling the United States in search of America and themselves. The scripts by Stirling Silliphant combined action with ideas and so impressed Morrell that he decided to become a writer. (Click here to read Morrell’s essay about this remarkable series and to see a neat photo of Morrell with Silliphant on the beach at Malibu.) In 1966, the work of another writer (Hemingway scholar Philip Young) prompted Morrell to move to the United States, where he studied with Young at Penn State and received his M.A. and Ph. D. in American literature. There, he also met the esteemed science-fiction author William Tenn (real name Philip Klass), who taught Morrell the basics of fiction writing. The result was First Blood, a ground-breaking novel about a returned Vietnam veteran suffering from post-trauma stress disorder who comes into conflict with a small-town police chief and fights his own version of the Vietnam War.
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