Video: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

National Association of Scholars

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

What makes The Great Gatsby a great American novel? How does the idea of the American dream permeate the novel? Who influenced Fitzgerald's writings, and who did his writings influence?

This webinar features William Blazek, Professor of American Literature and Modern Culture at Liverpool Hope University and Vice President of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society; Sarah Churchwell, Chair in Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London; Lee Oser, Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross; and Nicolas Tredell, Extramural Lecturer in Literature at the University of Sussex.

The discussion is moderated by David Randall, Director of Research at the National Association of Scholars.

You can find a list of the speakers' books available for purchase here.

Image: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

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