Date of Award
English Language and Literatures
Director of Thesis
This senior thesis for the South Carolina Honors College conducts a literary analysis of Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room. Across these two texts, I focus on expatriates, examining the psychological trauma that ensues when they are forced to define their “self” not in terms of where they are, but in terms of who they really are. These challenges to one’s self, I argue, illuminate the complexity of gender and sexual identity as well as the social structures that assign values to certain forms or expressions of masculinity.
Gould, Abby E., "Race, Gender, and Exile in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and Baldwin's Giovanni's Room" (2017). Senior Theses. 158.