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Interrogating Manhood: Examining Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway's Short Fiction and James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room

McGrady, Austin (2017) Interrogating Manhood: Examining Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway's Short Fiction and James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

The central protagonists in the fiction of American authors James Baldwin and Ernest Hemingway provide readers an insightful critique of American hegemonic masculinity. By studying Hemingway’s short stories, “Indian Camp” and “My Old Man,” and Baldwin’s novel Giovanni’s Room using the lenses of masculinities studies and gender theory, this thesis examines the critical reflection these texts offer concerning manhood and American cultural prescriptions for masculinity. The discussion of hegemonic masculinity that each of these texts provokes offers ways to recognize how normative gender expectations deeply affect one’s gender and sexual identity and how one comes to accept or reject the identities of others.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Austin McGrady
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 18:20
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 18:20
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/321

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