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Fitzgerald's Tales for a Jazz Age
Montreal, October 1999

American Studies Association/Canadian Association of American Studies Montreal, Canada 28-31 October 1999 CALL FOR PAPERS Fitzgerald's Tales for a Jazz Age
Photospreads in Vanity Fair and big band concerts at New York's Lincoln Center have recently celebrated the re-emergence of Swing for the 1990s--our own Jazz Age. Since Montreal is home to numerous Jazz clubs and hosts Canadaís prestigious Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, what better time or place to pay homage to the author who coined the phrase "the Jazz Age": F. Scott Fitzgerald. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the ASA and CAAS, scholars are encouraged to combine approaches to Fitzgerald'ís fiction from such fields as history, musicology, literature, film, gender studies, and cultural studies by examining his fiction within its cultural and historical context: for example, Fitzgerald and popular magazines; Fitzgerald and contemporary music; period film and theater adaptations of his work; Fitzgerald'ís flappers and gender politics; and so forth. To provide a diversity of topics for discussion, papers on Fitzgerald'ís short fiction would be particularly welcome. Send 1-2 page abstracts and a brief cv to Sharon Hamilton Suite 22, 612 MacLaren St., Ottawa, ON Canada K1R 5K9 E-mail address: dcole@magi.com