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“Gatsby, Trump and the American Dream” seminar with Prof Sarah Churchwell (PAUK’s F Scott Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Season, part 1)

  • 02 Mar 2017
  • 6:30 PM
  • Woburn Suite, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

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“Gatsby, Trump and the American Dream” seminar with Prof Sarah Churchwell

(PAUK’s F Scott Fitzgerald 100th Anniversary Season, part 1)


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ’17 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 *98 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.

 

Time: Thursday 2 March, 6:30 pm drinks, 7 pm seminar and discussion

Location: Woburn Suite, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Registration:  Free, with limited capacity. Please register to secure your place
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