Professor H.R. Stoneback, a distinguished Hemingway scholar will present a lecture titled  “Hemingway’s Pilgrimages--Catholic, French, and American: or, on the Road to France through New Orleans,” on Friday, 4-5 p.m., at Dupre Library. Stoneback is Distinguished Professor of English at the State University of New York and 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 widely published literary critic, poet, and leading Hemingway scholar of international reputation, Stoneback is the author or editor of 15 volumes of criticism and poetry and more than 150 essays on American and world literature.

Stoneback’s most recent critical study is Reading Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the inaugural volume in the Reading Hemingway Series from Kent State University Press (2007). Other recent books include Homage: A Letter to Robert Penn Warren, a book-length poem published for the Warren Centennial in 2005.Poetry includes Singing the Springs and Café Millennium and Other Poems, Amazing-Grace-Wheelchair-Jumpshot-Jesus-Love-Poems , and Hurricane Hymn & Other Poems. He has also worked as a singer-songwriter in Nashville, New York, and New Orleans, and his recent two-CD album, “Stoney & Sparrow: Songs of Place 1962-2006—Live at the Oasis Café” includes fifteen of his songs.

The lecture, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the SGA Lyceum Committee.

 

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