Call For Papers

The Department of American Culture and Literature, Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey, is pleased to announce the “International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference,” which will be held on 7-8 May 2015. As a writer who captured (in fact, to a large extent, promoted) the spirit of what he dubbed “the Jazz Age,” Fitzgerald remains a compelling presence in popular culture as well as an enduring subject for study, research, and criticism. The aim of this two-day Conference is, through academic and critical reappraisals of Fitzgerald’s legacy in terms of both his work and life, to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of his death. During the Conference, Fitzgerald and his writings will be addressed and discussed through multiple, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches. Suggested topics for papers include but are not limited to:

Fitzgerald and Modernism

Fitzgerald and the Jazz Age

Fitzgerald and the Great Depression

Fitzgerald the Self-Publicist

Fitzgerald and His Contemporaries

Fitzgerald and the American Novel

Fitzgerald and Flappers

Fitzgerald and the American Expatriates

Fitzgerald and Politics

Race, Class, and Ethnicity in Fitzgerald

Gender and Sexuality in Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald: Sources and Influences

International Reception of Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald on Screen and Stage

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Please send, as e-mail attachments, a 200-word abstract for a 20-minute oral presentation (written in single-space and Times New Roman font 12) and a short biographical note (including institutional affiliation, address, e-mail, fax and telephone numbers) to:

Dr. Berkem Gürenci Sağlam (Conference Secretary)

Department of American Culture and Literature

Faculty of Science and Letters

Başkent University, Bağlıca Campus

06810 Ankara, Turkey

e-mail: bgurenci@baskent.edu.tr

Deadline for Abstracts

15 January 2015

Notification of Acceptance

30 January 2015