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Nial Hamilton as Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby (1926)


Martina Mastandrea

"Echoes of the Silent Movie Age: F. Scott Fitzgerald on the

Silver Screen (1920-1926)"

"Echoes of the Silent Movie Age: F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Silver Screen (1920-1926)" re-examines Fitzgerald’s early career and brings fresh understanding to the life of one of America’s great literary figures. Scholars have previously focused on Fitzgerald’s connection with Hollywood when he worked there as a screenwriter in the 1930s. However, this ground-breaking research reveals the key role that Silent Hollywood played in establishing Fitzgerald’s burgeoning reputation in the early to mid-1920s. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, this talk features Martina Mastandrea’s exciting discovery of the first film ever adapted from a work by Fitzgerald.


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 Join our event on Zoom here at 6 P,M. Eastern: 

Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 980 4804 9932

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MAY 17 2022 virtual events



5:30 - 6:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Meeting ID: 885 0907 8141

Passcode: 001674

Followed at 6 P.M by the featured talk described below. 

Martina Mastandrea received her PhD from the University of London in 2018 and is an independent scholar and English teacher in Venice, Italy. Her research interests include twentieth-century American literature and popular culture, silent film history, film music, reception and celebrity studies. She has published articles and reviews on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Louisa May Alcott. She is the winner of the 2020 Blake Emerging Scholar Award and the joint award winner of the 2021 EAAS Rob Kroes Award. Her book, F. Scott Fitzgerald on Silent Film,  will be published by Brill in 2022 in the book series “European Perspectives on the United States.”
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