Virtual Papa: Ernest Hemingway’s Digital Presence
Discusses the value for students to encounter the multidimensional figure of Hemingway found online (e.g. public celebrity, legendary sportsman, literary giant). Concludes that exposure to such a complicated and dynamic human being may inspire students to look beyond academia’s “official narratives” in their assigned class readings. Recommends a range of reputable sources on the web for accessing Hemingway’s early journalism, recording of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, family scrapbooks, essays by well-known Hemingway scholars, and more. Appendix H (201-204) lists a variety of digital resources for lesson planning.