So We Beat On, Boats Against the Current: the Perennial Appeal of The Great Gatsby
Presented by Deno Trakas.
Having studied at USC with Matthew Bruccoli, the preeminent F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar in the world, Deno Trakas began his teaching career by designing a course on Fitzgerald, which became the most popular class he taught at Wofford. He was ever amazed by how the novel resonated with young adults a hundred years after its publication. He will read selections from the book and discuss the many characteristics, from plot to character to metaphor, that make it a masterpiece.