AMST 246 - Lecture 20 - Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night

Lecture 20 - Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night

Overview

Professor Wai Chee Dimock positions her reading of Tender Is the Night alongside F. Scott Fitzgerald’s career as a Hollywood screenwriter. She shows how the novel borrows narrative techniques from film, particularly flashback, “switchability” on a macro and micro scale, and montage. Invoking the theories of Sergei Eisenstein, she reads scenes of wartime death and individual murder to show how love and war are cross-mapped, superimposed onto one another as part of the narrative fabric of Tender Is the Night

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Assignment

Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night

Course Media

Transcript

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Audio

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mov [500MB]