Leadership

President:
Jackson R. Bryer, University of Maryland, College Park

Jackson R. Bryer is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses for 41 years. He is the co-founder and president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. Among the books he has authored, edited, or co-edited on Fitzgerald are Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (2009), Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (2002), New Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Neglected Stories (1996), The Critical Reputation of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Bibliographical Study (1967; 1984), The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Approaches in Criticism (1982), F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Critical Reception (1978), Dear Scott/Dear Max: The Fitzgerald-Perkins Correspondence (1971), and F. Scott Fitzgerald in His Own Time: A Miscellany (1971).

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Vice-President:

William Blazek, Liverpool Hope University

William Blazek is Reader in American Literature at Liverpool Hope University. He is a founding co-editor of The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review and has served on the executive board of the Fitzgerald Society since 2008. With Laura Rattray, he co-edited Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender Is the Night (2007), and his recent and forthcoming publications include essays and articles on the work of Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Edith Wharton. He is currently completing co-editing on a volume of essays on The Beautiful and Damned to celebrate its centennial.

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Board Members:

Ann-Margaret Daniel, The New School

Anne Margaret Daniel teaches literature and humanities at the New School University in New York City, and at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. For the past twenty years, she’s written articles, essays, notes, and reviews on topics from Oscar Wilde’s trials to F. Scott and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald to Bob Dylan and contemporary music. Her edition of Olivia Shakespear’s forgotten fin-de-siècle novella Beauty’s Hour was published by Valancourt in 2015, and her edition of Scott Fitzgerald’s last complete short stories, I’d Die for You And Other Lost Stories, was published by Scribner / Simon & Schuster in 2017. She’s currently at work on a collection of essays on Dylan, and, with Jackson L. Bryer, the letters of Zelda Fitzgerald.

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Philip McGowan is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Queen’s College Belfast. He is president of the European Association for American Studies and has been a member of the Executive Board of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society since 2005. He serves on the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Languages, Literature, Culture and Communications and is a member of the Peer Review College for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships. He is also the editor of the Oxford University Press centenary edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise (2020) and the series editor for the entire forthcoming series. Additionally, he has edited the new U. S. Penguin edition of The Great Gatsby (with a foreword by Min Jin Lee) to be published in 2021. He has recently completed articles on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and John Berryman, with future work scheduled on Wallace Stevens, R. S. Thomas, and Mark Doty. Further work on Fitzgerald’s short stories from the 1930s will be appearing in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review in 2021.

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Jennifer Nolan is Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University. Her research falls at the intersection of two interrelated domains: twentieth-century American literature, with emphases on short fiction and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and periodical studies, with emphases on illustration and the cultural, editorial, and visual contexts of popular American magazines, particularly the Saturday Evening Post, in the first half of the twentieth century. Her work on Fitzgerald’s stories resituates them back within the magazines where they were originally published and where they found their largest audiences, and has appeared in The F. Scott Fitzgerald ReviewBook History (the journal for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing), and the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies. Her current book project concerns the role of women at the Post who helped shape the context for Fitzgerald’s first publications there. She will also be the editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Taps at Reveille and served as the program director for the 14th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference in St. Paul in 2017.

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Michael Nowlin is a specialist in American literature and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Racial Angles and the Business of Literary Greatness (2007) and is the editor of editions of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (2007, rev. ed. coming in 2021) and Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence (2002). He has also published articles in Modernism/Modernity, American Literature, African American Review, and Studies in American Fiction. He is currently editing the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Niklas Salmose is Associate Professor of Literatures in English and Vice-Chair of the Department of Languages at Linnaeus University, Sweden. He has published articles on Fitzgerald, nostalgia and translation for the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, translated All the Sad Young Men to Swedish and is currently working on a Swedish version of the Tarleton-trilogy. He is the founder and teacher of the master course F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Jazz Age and is currently co-editing Fitzgerald: A Composite Biography together with David Rennie. In November 2018 he was the third annual McDermott lecturer at the University Faculty Club in St. Paul for the Fitzgerald in St. Paul Society. He will edit The Last Tycoon for the centennial Oxford Classics reissue of Fitzgerald’s major works.

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Gail Sinclair has been a member of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society since the 1994 joint Fitzgerald/ Hemingway conference in Paris. Her publications include essays in Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (2009), F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context (2013), and Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned: New Critical Essays (forthcoming). Additionally, I have written for the Society Newsletter, served as a lecturer for NEA events associated with The Big Read, and organized and directed “The Fitzgeralds in Florida: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Symposium” at Rollins College in 2006. Her other publications include co-editing War + Ink: New Perspectives on Ernest Hemingway’s Early Life and Writings(2014) and Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment (2009), as well as essays in Hemingway’s Women: Female Critics and the Female Voice and Teaching Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.

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Erin Templeton is a Professor of English and the Dean of Humanities, Sciences, and Business at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Most recently, she contributed the essay “Boundaries” to the Modernism/modernity Print Plus Cluster “Reading The Waste Land with the #MeToo Generation” and wrote the introduction to the 2019 Handheld Press edition of Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me the Waltz. She serves on the editorial board of The William Carlos Williams Review and is a past-President of the William Carlos Williams Society. Finally, she currently serves as the Membership and Elections chair for the Modernist Studies Association.

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Executive Director:

Kirk Curnutt is professor and chair of English at Troy University. He serves as managing editor of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, and is the editor most recently of All of the Belles: The Montgomery Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, which collects Fitzgerald Tarleton trilogy (“The Ice Palace,” “The Jelly-Bean,” and “The Last of the Belles”). He also wrote the introduction to Oxford World’s Classics centenary edition of Flappers and Philosophers (2020) and will do so for the forthcoming All the Sad Young Men as well. In addition to writing The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald (2007) and editing The Oxford Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald (2004), he has published several volumes on Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, the 1970s, and popular music. He also co-hosts the Society’s podcast, Master the 40: The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, with Robert Trogdon.

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All members are entitled to attend and vote at the Society’s general meetings, hold office in the Society, and receive The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Newsletter and The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, each published annually.
The society offers individuals interested in self-teaching and teachers of high school and college a variety of materials and networking opportunities to enhance their study and appreciation of Fitzgerald, his work, and his times.
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review publishes essays on all aspects of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and work. The journal serves both the specialist and the general reader with essays that broaden understanding of Fitzgerald’s writing and related topics. Annual issues include academic articles, book reviews, and review essays that a general reader can understand and appreciate. Roundtables on germane topics as a way to promote the exchange of ideas are also published.
While the main discipline is literary studies, the journal is interdisciplinary in approach, welcoming analyses in all areas of interpretation as they apply to Fitzgerald and his times. While the centrality of The Great Gatsby is recognized, the journal is also eager to advance interest in the breadth of Fitzgerald’s writing, including not only his other novels, but also his short stories, nonfiction, drama, and literary criticism.
Beginning Fall 2013, the annual edition will be published by Penn State University Press. (Society members receive a copy as part of their membership.)

New or Renewing Membership

The Society offers a yearly membership with two methods for joining: online (preferred) or a form to print and mail. Membership dues for one year are:

  • Full Membership: $30
  • Student and Retiree Membership: $25
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