Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Hemingway, Brett Ashley, The Sun Also Rises, analysis

Department

English

Major

English Literature

Abstract

Hemingway’s portrayal of the “new woman” of the 1920s, namely Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises, is more strikingly complex than those portrayals in popular films of the time. In Brett, Hemingway develops a complexity and depth of the “new woman” portrayal by utilizing Brett’s tumultuous past, which is in stark contrast to her filmic counterparts. Her conflicted characterization sets her apart from the typical flat representation of the woman of her time in film. Hemmingway provides a glimpse into a “real new women’s” complex way of being in the new 1920’s metropolitan world.

Faculty Mentor

Joi Carr

Funding Source or Research Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Presentation Session

Session D

Location

Rockwell Academic Center 175

Start Date

21-3-2014 5:30 PM

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Mar 21st, 5:30 PM

Hemingway’s Flapper Transcending Hollywood Norms: Brett Ashley and The Sun Also Rises

Rockwell Academic Center 175

Hemingway’s portrayal of the “new woman” of the 1920s, namely Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises, is more strikingly complex than those portrayals in popular films of the time. In Brett, Hemingway develops a complexity and depth of the “new woman” portrayal by utilizing Brett’s tumultuous past, which is in stark contrast to her filmic counterparts. Her conflicted characterization sets her apart from the typical flat representation of the woman of her time in film. Hemmingway provides a glimpse into a “real new women’s” complex way of being in the new 1920’s metropolitan world.