Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Tanya Bennett

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

Gender Studies

Location

Library Third Floor, Open Area

Start Date

2-4-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

2-4-2014 1:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Ernest Hemingway was a male chauvinist pig. This ad hominem attack against him and his writing is an often-repeated, stereotypical polemic that hardly needs scholarly citation. And yet Hemingway paradoxically also created strong female characters who were tough, witty, and supremely independent. Highlighted in this poster is one such character from his 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises. Lady Brett Ashley is Hemingway's shrewd heroine whose sexual behavior, physical appearance, and personal philosophy helped expand modern sociological gender norms.

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Apr 2nd, 11:00 AM Apr 2nd, 1:00 PM

Traits of Expanded Gender in Hemingway's Lady Brett Ashley

Library Third Floor, Open Area

Ernest Hemingway was a male chauvinist pig. This ad hominem attack against him and his writing is an often-repeated, stereotypical polemic that hardly needs scholarly citation. And yet Hemingway paradoxically also created strong female characters who were tough, witty, and supremely independent. Highlighted in this poster is one such character from his 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises. Lady Brett Ashley is Hemingway's shrewd heroine whose sexual behavior, physical appearance, and personal philosophy helped expand modern sociological gender norms.

 

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