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The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald. 2/4/11 Ellen Bakalian, Ph.D. Dept of Classics and General Humanities MSU bakaliane@mail.montclair.edu. A&E Educator ’ s Guides. Used to produce films of the Classics Tess, Great Gatsby, Vanity Fair, Lorna Doone, Tom Jones…. But…budget cuts….

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the great gatsby f scott fitzgerald

The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald

2/4/11

Ellen Bakalian, Ph.D.

Dept of Classics and General Humanities

MSU

bakaliane@mail.montclair.edu

a e educator s guides
A&E Educator’s Guides
  • Used to produce films of the Classics
  • Tess, Great Gatsby, Vanity Fair, Lorna Doone, Tom Jones….
  • But…budget cuts…
teacher resources
Teacher resources
  • Teachers given clearance to tape the films and freely use them in the classroom
  • Educator Guides available for downloading or snail mail
  • Now: A&E “Gatsby” film on Amazon for $10
    • my Educator Guide is no longer on website because they no longer own the distributor rights to the film
available resources
Available Resources
  • AETV classroom study guides:
    • http://www.aetv.com/class/teach/
aetv biography
AETV Biography
  • AETV Biography Classroom guides:
    • http://www.biography.com/classroom/study-guides/study-guides-bio.jsp
    • Search by Poet, Playwright, Writer
    • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Charles Dickens…
    • Historians run the department
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AETV
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: “Great American Dreamer”
    • http://www.biography.com/classroom/study-guides/f_scott_fitzgerald_great_american_dreamer.jsp
    • Idea Book
    • Links: Library of Congress, Teachers First, History Channel, Smithsonian…
biography classroom clips
Biography Classroom Clips
  • AETV Biography – 2 minute film
    • http://www.biography.com/articles/F.-Scott-Fitzgerald-9296261
  • AETV Biography Classroom Clips
    • http://www.biography.com/video.do?name=bioclassroom
    • Dickens, Austen, Poe, Angelou, Shakespeare, The Founding Fathers, Lincoln, Rockefeller, Margaret Sanger
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Available Resources
  • PBS website:
  • American Storyteller’s Biography on Fitzgerald
  • http://www.pbs.org/kteh/amstorytellers/
university south carolina
University South Carolina
  • http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/fitzgerald/intro.html
  • The Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • most comprehensive research collection for the study and teaching of Fitzgerald….
  • Books, Manuscripts, Proofs, Letters, Scripts, Photos….
f scott fitzgerald centenary
F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary
  • http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/
  • Univ. of South Carolina
  • Site launched in 1996, 100th anniversary of his birth
  • designed to increase awareness of Fitzgerald
    • his writings, his life, and his relationship with other writers of the twentieth century
    • website draws from the Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald at the Thomas Cooper Library, USC
gatsby and popular culture
Gatsby and popular culture
  • Classroom activity:
  • Find songs that tie into the themes of Gatsby
  • Time
  • Taylor Swift song “Back to December”(12/2010)
    • “go back to December and make it all right”
    • “love you right this time”
moral depravity reality tv
Moral Depravity & Reality TV
  • Exploring the moral depravity and vacuous lives of Jordan Baker and the Buchanans
  • Contrasting The Jersey Shore? Housewives of NJ?
suggested books
Suggested books
  • Matthew J. Bruccoli
    • anything he edits on Fitzgerald
  • Harold Bloom
    • new interpretations, Spring 2010