Update: This session was withdrawn by the Northeast Modern Language Association. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
I want to thank contributors and everyone who promoted the CFP. And I hope NeMLA 2018 attendees enjoy the opening night discussion with Stewart O’Nan about his book West of Sunset, a biofic about Fitzgerald’s time in California.
My previous calls for papers on the Hollywood years of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and teaching the authors’ overall works, have been combined into one session.
Submit 300-word abstracts here by October 15, 2017.
In recognition of Stewart O’Nan’s novel West of Sunset, the subject of the convention’s opening address and the “NeMLA Reads a Book” initiative, 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.
The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, at Pittsburgh’s historic Omni William Penn.