UE Professor Mark Cirino Joins Hemingway Letters Project



University of Evansville Associate Professor of English Mark Cirino has been named a contributing editor to the Hemingway Letters Project. The project, headquartered at The Pennsylvania State University under General Editor Sandra Spanier, is producing a comprehensive scholarly edition of some 6,000 letters written by Ernest Hemingway. Approximately 85 percent of these letters have never before been published.

Cambridge University Press is publishing the series in a projected seventeen volumes. Volume 1 was published in 2011 and Volume 2 in 2013. Cambridge University Press expects Volume 3 to be published in 2015. Pulitzer Prize winning historian A. Scott Berg has referred to these volumes as “a literary treasure trove.”

Cirino will assist in the production of forthcoming volumes and will assume a leading role in writing and editing the volume covering 1948-1951. It will span the writing and publication of Hemingway’s novel set in Venice, Across the River and into the Trees.

The Hemingway Letters has been designated a We, the People project, “a special recognition by the NEH for model projects that advance the study, teaching, and understanding of American history and culture.” It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Cirino is co-program director of the 16th biennial Hemingway conference, to be held in Venice in June. He serves as general editor for Kent State University Press’s ‘Reading Hemingway’ series. Two forthcoming books in the series, Reading Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees and Imagining Spain: 21st-Century Essays on Hemingway and the Spanish World (co-edited with Mark P. Ott) will be published in 2015.

Cirino, who received his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center-CUNY, is co-editor of Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory (Kent State UP 2010) and author of Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action (U of Wisconsin Press 2012). He is also the author of two novels, Name the Baby (Anchor 1998) and Arizona Blues (Rogner & Bernhard 2000). Cirino’s fiction has been published in Drunken Boat, and his scholarly work has been published in The Hemingway Review, The Mailer Review, Papers on Language and Literature, Voices in Italian Americana, and PMLA.

He teaches American literature at UE, and hosts ‘Important Words,’ a radio talk show devoted to literature, on the University’s radio station, WUEV 91.5 FM.

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