The Faculty of Arts Research Seminar Series at the University of Winchester is pleased to host the following Public Lecture:
“Finding America: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Story of The Great Gatsby.”
Professor Sarah Churchwell
Sarah Churchwell is Professor of American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and the author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and The Invention of The Great Gatsby and The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe. Her literary journalism has appeared widely, including in the Guardian, New Statesman, TLS, New York Times Book Review, Financial Times, Prospect, and many others, and she comments regularly on arts, culture, and politics for UK television and radio. She has judged many literary prizes, including the 2008 Orange (now Bailey’s) Prize for Women’s Fiction, the 2014 Man Booker Prize, and was a co-winner of the 2015 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award. She is currently writing a book about Henry James.
The evening will conclude with a drinks reception in the foyer of the Stripe Auditorium.
This event is free and open to everyone, but booking is essential.