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Published in 1922, first draft in Westport, 1920.
The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, drafted in Westport in 1920. The least read of all his novels. Join us for a fascinating discussion into those early days of the Fitzgeralds' marriage, and discover the hidden gems within the novel revealed by our expert panelists:

• Dr. Martina Mastandrea is the curator of The Hemingway and the Great War Museum in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. She's an expert in silent film, 20th-century American literature and culture, adaptation and celebrity studies.
• Dr. Walter Raubicheck from Pace University, published several articles in The Fitzgerald Review and 21st Century Interpretations of F. Scott Fitzgerald, including severals essays on The Beautiful and Damned.
• Dr. Ross K. Tangedal, of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point specializes in American print & publishing culture with an emphasis on Fitzgerald, Hemingway and the American Midwest
• Dr. Kirk Curnutt is the executive director of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and managing editor of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review; he's professor of English and department chair, Troy University
• Robert Steven Williams is the director of the upcoming documentary Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story. He is the host and producer of this 2020 Pandemic Fitzgerald Webinar Series.

If you enjoyed the session and can manage it, please donate to our Fitzgerald Campaign at Feeding America. With over 30 million suddenly in need, any amount does make a difference. Feeding America supports local food banks across the country. Here's the link to our page:

http://help.feedingamerica.org/site/TR/SettheTable/General?px=5213046&pg=personal&fr_id=1481&fbclid=IwAR1Z7i_w-JP0kr84xDFn4j950YWe0ljzrWnu9sN2enFf1J0rbzoT3VbVHFE

We also want to thank our sponsors, Scribner Books and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society for their generous support during these challenging times.

Jun 5, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Martina Mastandrea
Curator @The Hemingway and the Great War Museum
Dr. Martina Mastandrea is the Curator of The Hemingway and the Great War Museum in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Her research interests include silent film, 20th-century American literature and culture, adaptation and celebrity Studies. Her articles appeared in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review and The Hemingway Review. She is the co-author of Hemingway and the Harvard Poets (2020).
Dr. Walter Raubicheck
Professor @Pace University
Walter Raubicheck is professor of English at Pace University in New York. He has published several articles on Fitzgerald’s work in The Fitzgerald Review and 21st Century Interpretations of F. Scott Fitzgerald and has several essays to be published soon that focus on The Beautiful and Damned.
Dr. Ross K. Tangedal
Assistant Professor @University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Dr. Ross K. Tangedal is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Cornerstone Press at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He specializes in American print & publishing culture, book history, bibliography, authorship, and textual editing, with emphasis in Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the American Midwest.