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Hofstra Cultural Center
in cooperation with
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
presents the

Eighth International
F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
April 14, 15 and 16, 2005

The conference was devoted to exploring sites connected with The Great Gatsby, with short stories and essays dealing with New York and Long Island, and with Fitzgerald's residence both in New York City and on Long Island. The Long Island tour includes visits to the homes of Fitzgerald and Ring Lardner as well as sites connected with Gatsby. The New York City tour visits St. Patrick's Cathedral where the Fitzgeralds were married, the Plaza Hotel, and Columbus Circle, so eloquently memorialized in "May Day." In addition to a banquet on Thursday evening, there was a cocktail reception in the vicinity of Central Park South on Saturday afternoon, and participants attended a Broadway show in the evening.

A major feature of the conference was the second screening of Steven Goldleaf's new film about Fitzgerald and Long Island, which provided a background for the tour -- and furnish new information about the Long Island of the 1920s. The premiere of the film closed the academic program at the 7th International Conference in Vevey, Switzerland, in the summer of 2005.

Registration Program

Call for Papers

Conference Co-Directors:

Ruth Prigozy
Professor of English
Hofstra University

James H. Meredith
Professor of English
U.S. Air Force Academy

Program Committee:

Kirk Curnutt
Professor of English
Troy State University

Jeanne Fuchs
Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Languages
Hofstra Univeristy

Steven Goldleaf
Professor of English
Pace University

Walter Raubicheck
Professor of English
Pace University

B. Bussell-Thompson
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Hofstra University

Paula Uruburu
Chair and Associate Professor of English
Hofstra University

Conference Coordinator:

Athelene A. Collins
Associate Director
Hofstra Cultural Center


For more information please contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center
200 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Tel: (516) 463-5669
Fax: (516) 463-4793
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