In Our Time: F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 21st Century

The 16th International Fitzgerald Society Conference

in Växjö, Sweden 26 June-2 July 2023!

Hosted by Linnaeus University

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will (finally!) hold its 16th international conference in Växjö in 2023 with Niklas Salmose serving as conference director and Helen M. Turner as program director.

Information on travel and housing will be forthcoming later in 2022. For now we want to invite proposals for presenters interested in exploring various Fitzgerald related topics. You can download and share the call for papers below. We are very interested in the following:

Fitzgerald and Media: film adaptations; graphic novels; magazine publishing of the 1920s and 1930s.

Fitzgerald and Race: post-colonial readings of the novels and short stories.

Fitzgerald and Migration: migrant narratives; migrant representations; depictions of nationhood.

Fitzgerald and Ecology: eco-critical interpretations of Fitzgerald’s work.

Fitzgerald and Digital Humanities.

Teaching Fitzgerald in the 21st century.

We are always happy to consider proposals on The Great Gatsby, but we are especially interested in discussions of lesser-known works, including those published in the centennial years of 1923-24, such as overlooked short stories (“Hot & Cold Blood,” “Dice, Brass Knuckles, and Guitar,” and the Gatsby cluster of stories), his play The Vegetable, or nonfiction pieces such as “How to Live on Practically Nothing a Year” and “The Cruise of the Rolling Junk.” Proposals on Zelda Fitzgerald’s writings are also welcome.

Please send proposals (250-500 words) as well as a brief biographical statement and audio-visual requirements to our conference email address by 1 January 2023. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by mid-January.

We’ll be enjoying our closing banquet here at Teleborgs-slotts

Click below for the downloadable CFP

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