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DEC 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald Newsletter

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Hunter S. Thompson retyped THE GREAT GATSBY just to get the feeling of writing a novel!

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As of June 1, 2013, Prof. Ruth Prigozy has retired as our executive director. We thank Ruth for her years of service to the Society!

All correspondence about membership should be addressed to Prof. Kirk Curnutt at kirk.curnutt@gmail.com

Greetings from Montgomery

12th International
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference

Montgomery, Alabama
Nov 6th - 10th, 2013

Announcing Workshops in Teaching F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby!

Nov 8, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 (includes 4 CEUs and lunch)

In conjunction with the 12th Biennial F Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference, Troy University is sponsoring a day of teaching workshops featuring leading Fitzgerald scholars, including Jackson R. Bryer, James L. W. West III, and Bryant Mangum. The workshops will offer practical advice on classroom strategies, resources, backgrounds, and connections to other Fitzgerald works. Lunch is included. Teachers will earn 4 CEUs (four contact hours) for participating.

Please click HERE for the registration form for this special workshop.

The Deadline for Conference Registration is August 1,2013

The Fitzgerald Society is delighted to announce its 12th International Conference will be held this coming November 2013 in Montgomery, Alabama, the hometown of Zelda Sayre and the city in which F. Scott Fitzgerald met his future wife in 1918.


Our Hosts

(This is not Montgomery. This is Switzerland. Our spouses said it
was okay to post this picture)

Site director for the conference is our Society vice-president Kirk Curnutt. Our program director is Sara A. Kosiba. Both are faculty at Troy University's Montgomery campus, which is located in the center of downtown amid some incredible history that involves not only the Fitzgeralds but Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jefferson Davis, and Hank Williams, to name a few. To read about some of this history, click HERE


The Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, which is located in a portion of the house Scott and Zelda rented in 1931-1932, is an official co-sponsor of the conference. Those who've attended past conferences are acquainted with the Museum's founders, Julian and Leslie McPhillips, who've been wonderful and gracious hosts to many of us during our Montgomery sojourns. Thanks to the generosity of Julian, Leslie, and the board of the museum, we'll be having our opening reception at the Museum.




Opening On MAY 10th, A New Vision of the Classic Novel "THE GREAT GATSBY" comes to the Big Screen, with an estimated budge of $127 Million, and this time in stunning 3-D!

Starring LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as Jay Gatsby, ISLA FISHER as Myrtle Wilson, CAREY MULLIGAN as Daisy Buchanan, JOEL EDGERTON as Tom Buchanan, JASON CLARKE as George Wilson and TOBEY MCGUIRE as Nick Carraway.

Director Baz Luhrman brings his take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece to the screen with a script that Luhrman co-wrote with Craig Pearce. This will be the 5th film version of the book. Check out more details about the new film on the right column.

The earliest film was released in 1926, shot in Black and White with a running time of 80 minutes. Sadly, there are no known copies of the film remaing.

Here's the only footage of the 1st GATSBY Film, The Trailer:


(2013)A Brand-New Motion Picture Version starring Leonardo DiCaprio! Details, Review, and Images COMING SOON!


Fitzgerald and Faulkner Societies Collaborated at ALA Convention

The William Faulkner Society and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society worked together to organize a symposium on the two writers at the American Literature Association's 2012 convention which was held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012. A review will be forthcoming.

Contacts: Maggie Gordon Froehlich, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University, Hazelton (mgf10@psu.edu), and Jay Watson, Department of English, University of Mississippi (jwatson@olemiss.edu)