“Gatsby, Trump and the American Dream” - Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary

“Gatsby, Trump and the American Dream” - Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary
Date
02 Mar 2017, 18:30 to 02 Mar 2017, 20:30
Type
Lecture
Venue
Woburn Suite, G22/26, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald responded to an America that had just voted for the first “businessman president,” on a platform of “America First.” Racial tension is in the air. And the novel explores America’s blind worship of business, and where it might lead; for Fitzgerald, it led to tragedy. This provocative presentation considers what The Great Gatsby might teach us about Donald Trump’s America and the real (historical) meaning of the American Dream.

Professor Sarah Churchwell is the Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities, and Professorial Fellow in American Literature, at the University of London. She is a renowned Fitzgerald expert.


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