Parallels and tensions: F. Scott Fitzgerald in dialogue
2020 marks the centennial celebration of the publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. Because a centennial is also a time to look back in order to reevaluate, reassess and then speculate on the future, we invite scholars to explore and analyze not only the lasting significance of Fitzgerald's oeuvre, but also the many possible parallels and/or tensions between his work and that of other writers and artists. Essays that turn to new perspectives and expand upon connections between Fitzgerald’s work and other literary and artistic expressions are also especially welcome.
Topics may include (but are not limited) to:
- F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Lost Generation (parallels, contrasts, tensions);
- Adaptations and rewritings of Fitzgerald’s works into other artistic expressions (music, cinema, painting, poetry, dance, architecture and so on);
- Fitzgerald, American and European modernism and counterculture;
- Fitzgerald’s influence on international literature;
- Fitzgerald’s influence on contemporary fiction;
- Fitzgerald in/and translation (reception studies, comparative analysis, annotated translations and so on);
- Fitzgerald in/and other arts;
- Scott, Zelda and epistolary writing;
- Scott, Zelda and women writers of the 1920s.
Although this collection aims to explore the many intertextualities and influences that F. Scott Fitzgerald wields on different media and literary movements, essays that explore Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald’s literary work, her paintings and her correspondence in a light that moves away from biography are also especially welcome.
More information on the submission process can be found on https://www.cambridgescholars.com/pages/guest-edited-collections (Literature).
Please do not hesitate to contact the editors, Roberta Fabbri Viscardi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Marcela Lanius (email@example.com), if you have any further questions or ideas you wish to discuss.