Academic

“I’ve Never Felt Such a Bitch”: Lady Brett Ashley’s Trauma and Androgyny in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Brittany J. Barron

        Before Ernest Hemingway opened The Sun Also Rises (1926) with Jake Barnes’s passive observations about Robert Cohn’s college boxing career, he began the text with Lady Brett Ashley: “Lady Ashley was born Elizabeth Brett Murray.”[i] This beginning, while unpublished, suggests Hemingway…

The Kiss of a Wave, the Caress of the Sea: Sexual Fluidity in Mrs. Dalloway

Michael Schrimper

  Scholars have long considered Septimus Warren Smith a character likely repressing his homosexuality.[1] Historically, it is the characterization of Septimus’s relationship with his senior officer, Evans, which suggests this reading (Krouse 15). It should be considered, however, how language associated with Septimus—as well as,…

The Fluidity of Facts

Ian Barnard

  Sometimes we can disagree with the facts. (Sean Spicer) There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. (commonly–falsely–attributed to Mark Twain) Now we have learned that we must look to our own positioning, reassess how we are finding and viewing facts,…