Hemingway and Disney

Ernest Hemingway in Italian Disney Comics

Italy loves Hemingway. And in particular, Disney’s Italian comic book creators love Hemingway.

Since 1987, the comic digest Topolino (Mickey Mouse’s name in Italy) has published more than ten stories featuring Hemingway as a character or based on one of the author’s stories.

Go here.

Opportunity knocks

Ernest Hemingway Lewis-Reynolds-Smith Founders Fellowship
Dear Hemingway friends,
Each year the Hemingway Society awards two grants of $1,000 each to support the development of a Hemingway-related scholarly project (thesis, dissertation, journal article, book, or other significant scholarly product). The award honors the contributions of Robert W. Lewis, Michael Reynolds, and Paul Smith, whose work greatly influenced Hemingway studies. Recipients may use the fellowship to fund many project-related expenses including but not limited to research-related travel, photocopying and photo duplication, or the purchase of project-related software, materials, or equipment.
The criteria for judging proposals will be the clarity, originality, and feasibility of the project; its value in furthering Hemingway scholarship, criticism, or instruction; and, where appropriate, the likelihood of its publication. The fellowship is open to all scholars and graduate students, with preference given to enrolled graduate students and recent recipients of doctorate degrees.
For application requirements and to submit your application, please visit the Hemingway Society website: https://www.hemingwaysociety.org/lewis-reynolds-smith-founders-fellowship.

Sunday’s Sermon: Suzuki

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My parents were born in Vancouver — Dad in 1909, Mom in 1911 — and married during the Great Depression. It was a difficult time that shaped their values and outlook, which they drummed into my sisters and me.

“Save some for tomorrow,” they often scolded. “Share; don’t be greedy.” “Help others when they need it because one day you might need to ask for their help.” “Live within your means.” Their most important was, “You must work hard for the necessities in life, but don’t run after money as if having fancy clothes or big cars make you a better or more important person.” I think of my parents often during the frenzy of pre- and post-Christmas shopping.

Read the “sermon” here.


The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is inviting scholars working on the history or the philosophy of science to submit abstracts for individual papers or proposals for sessions. The Society’s annual conference is part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan, and will be held between May 26-28, 2018. Jutta Schickore is going to be the International Keynote Speaker, and C. Kenneth Waters will deliver the Drake Lecture. The extended deadline for submitting abstracts is January 19, 2018. Graduate students are eligible for the Richard Hadden Prize for Best Student Paper. For more information, please visit:  http://www.yorku.ca/cshps1/meeting.html



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Thompson Rivers University, 900 McGill Road, Kamloops BC, Canada

Dr. McLaughlin’s selection of texts for:

The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

is part of the BC Faculty Pressbooks Sites 

and provides a rich selection of original texts.