Hollywood F. Scott Fitzgerald

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s time in California remains under-researched. The MLA International Bibliography shows 50 scholarly works on The Last Tycoon, out of more than 2,300 scholarly works in that bibliography for just Fitzgerald. This session will explore Fitzgerald’s years in Hollywood, as a writer and as his works have been adapted. Submissions may consider works Fitzgerald wrote in California, including Tender Is the Night, The Last Tycoon, “The Pat Hobby Stories,” and his screenwriting for United Artists, MGM, and freelance, as well as his estrangement with Zelda, his alcoholism, and his death. Submissions that consider adaptations of Fitzgerald’s works for film are also welcome.

Submit 300-word abstracts by September 30th with a free account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16930.

This session coincides with the Northeast Modern Language Association opening address with Stewart O'Nan, author of the Fitzgerald biofiction West of Sunset (2015). For more information about the opportunity to interview O'Nan for potential publication, please apply here before September 30: www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/initiatives/NeMLAReads.html