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DEC 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald Newsletter

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DID YOU KNOW?

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

13th International
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference

Dublin and Waterford, Ireland
(Waterford Institute of Technology)
July 4th - 11th, 2015


The F Scott Fitzgerald Society will meet in Dublin and Waterford, Ireland on July 4-11, 2015, for its thirteenth internation conference.

Conference events will begin with two days in Dublin (July 4-5) before moving to our host university, Waterford Institute of Technology, the evening of the 5th. Waterford, located in Munster province, is the oldest city in the country. As the 5th most populous locale at nearly 47000 residents, is it the main city of the South-Eastern Region. Although not a huge city, Waterford has a number of intellectual and cultural venues, such as the three Museums of the Viking Triangle, including Reginald's Tower (the oldest urban civic building in Ireland); Christchurch Cathedral; Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery; the historic Catholic seminary, St. John's College, the Theatre Royal and Garter Lane Arts Centre; and, most famously, Waterford Crystal. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to visit the nearby John F. Kennedy Trust at the Irish America Hall of Fame, and the Irish Emigration Experience at the Dunbrody Famine Ship museum.

Please remember that the deadline for conference registration is:
April 1st, 2015.

To download the registration form, please click HERE

To download a preliminary PDF of the program,
(Updated 03.13.2015), Please click HERE


The conference director will be Prof. Dustin Anderson of Georgia Southern University (danderson@georgiasouthern.edu), while co-program chairs are Prof. William Blazek (blazekw@hope.ac.uk) and Philip McGowan (philip.mcgowan@qub.ac.uk).


Opening On MAY 10th, 2013, A New Vision of the Classic Novel "THE GREAT GATSBY" came 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:

THE GREAT GATSBY

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

Watch the 2013 GREAT GATSBY TRAILER HERE!


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)