Course Description

This class focuses on Ernest Hemingway and his works that are either set in Spain or have an important connection to Spain.  Since the course is being taught as part of the College of Charleston’s semester-long program in Trujillo, we will be living in and visiting some of the places Hemingway wrote about.  In addition to reading several of Hemingway’s fictional works, we’ll also read portions of a biography about him, as well as watch the propagandist documentary film he co-wrote, narrated, and helped produce, The Spanish Earth.  Topics we’ll cover in the course include Hemingway and literary modernism, ritual and myth-making in Hemingway’s Spain, gender issues in Hemingway, Hemingway’s treatment of war and war trauma, and style and form in Hemingway’s work.


  • The Sun Also Rises
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Death in the Afternoon
  • Hemingway:  A New Life by James Hutchisson
  • Selected short stories (copies available on this website)