Explore the various representations of masculinity presented in Countee Cullen’s “The Swimmer,

Your essays should be a minimum of 4 pages (7 pages for graduate students), employ at least two scholarly sources, and employ standard MLA formatting guidelines. Select one of the following topics: How can Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” be read as meditations on aging, loss, and regret? In what ways do Hemingway’s stories display a Modernist sensibility? And how does that sensibility inform the way we relate to his characters? Explore Amy Lowell’s and Djuna Barnes’s complex treatments of same-sex desire in “The Blue Scarf” and Nightwood, respectively. What are the competing visions of the United States that we are presented with in Robert Frost’s “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” and Wallace Stevens’s “Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock?” Explore the various representations of masculinity presented in Countee Cullen’s “The Swimmer,” Frost’s “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening,” and Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Frances Macomber.” Create your own topic. (If you decide to do this, make sure to discuss your proposed topic with me before you begin.)Show more

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