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In recognition of Stewart O’Nan’s novel West of Sunset, the subject of the opening address and the “NeMLA Reads a Book” initiative at the 49th annual meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association, this session explores new approaches how we research and teach the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Suggested approaches include Fitzgerald’s years in Hollywood as described in West of Sunset, adaptations of Fitzgerald’s works, how his literature speaks to major moments in United States and global history, and how works such as The Great Gatsby clarify studies of ecology, urban environments, photography, and other topics. Proposals that consider the author’s lesser researched works are encouraged.
300-word abstracts are due by October 15, 2017, at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16930.
The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, at Pittsburgh’s historic Omni William Penn.