Reading Between the (Color) Lines: Teaching Race in Hemingway’s "The Battler"
Guides students to a fuller understanding of Hemingway’s exploration of race relations in early twentieth-century America by contextualizing the racial landscape lying just below the story’s surface. Discussion topics include Hemingway’s manipulation of racial epithets, racial construction, and thematic focus on disrupted social order. Also published in Hemingway’s Short Stories: Reflections on Teaching, Reading, and Understanding, edited by Frederic J. Svoboda, 23-34. Kent, OH: Kent State UP, 2019.