Eleventh International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference
4 -9 July 2011
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Lyon
Conference Directors: Elisabeth Bouzonviller, Marie-Agnčs Gay, and Catherine Delesalle
CFP: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at its eleventh international conference, to be held in Lyon 4 – 9 July 2011:
As its delegates will meet in the birthplace of cinema to discuss the writer who branded the Jazz Age, youth and consumer culture on the American literary consciousness, the Society warmly invites proposals for papers addressing any aspect of ‘modernity’ in the life, work and times of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Proceedings on one day of the conference will move to the famous Lumičre Museum, home of Auguste and Louis Lumičre who shot the first film there, for a day dedicated to Fitzgerald and Cinema. Topics for these sessions might include: representations of Fitzgerald on screen, film adaptations of his writings, Fitzgerald’s work at the Hollywood studios, The Last Tycoon and the Hollywood novel as a genre, cinematic narrative techniques, the Pat Hobby stories, and the film Three Comrades, for which Fitzgerald received his only screen credit.
The Society also encourages papers exploring modernity in relation to the research axis of its host institution, Lyon 3 University: “migrations et citoyennetés”. Several conference sessions will be dedicated to this strand of the conference theme. As American delegates mark Independence Day at the outset of the conference, topics in the migrations and citizenship theme might include: geographical boundaries in Fitzgerald’s work, the American writer in exile, the role of Europe in the imagination of Fitzgerald and his contemporaries, Fitzgerald’s encoding of modernity through race and ethnicity, alongside considerations of narrative migrations in terms of shifting modernist designs and techniques.
None of the above will preclude other approaches, and the Society welcomes papers addressing all aspects of modernity in relation to F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The deadline for paper proposals is 1 December 2010, and letters of acceptance will be sent by 31 January 2011. Please send a 500 word proposal (noting any audio visual requirements) and a brief biographical statement, via email attachment, to the program chair Laura Rattray at: L.Rattray@hull.ac.uk
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