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May 7 2024, 5:30 p.m.

Join  our Annual Meeting Via Zoom

Meeting ID: 874 9604 7889   Passcode: 868962

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312 626 6799 US (Chicago)   646 558 8656 US (New York)

TALK by Carlyle Van Thompson
“Jay Gatsby, The Thrill Is Gone: The Great Gatsby, a Blues Narrative of Racial Passing”

May 7, 6:30 p.m.
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“F. Scott Fitzgerald repeatedly uses race as a means to characterize Jay Gatsby as a Black man passing as white.”


Carlyle Van Thompson is Professor of American and African American Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. He is the author of The Tragic Black Buck: Racial Masquerading in the American Literary Imagination (2004), Eating the Black Body: Miscegenation as Sexual Consumption in African-American Literature and Culture (2006), and Black Outlaws: Race and Law and Male Subjectivity in African-American Literature and Culture (2010), as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals.

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