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Bruce Grimshaw presents: May Day

Mr. Bruce Grimshaw will be presenting his paper on 'May Day' (outlined below) on Sunday, June 18th following a light reception at 4pm. Bruce comes to us from Australia and is presenting his paper in anticipation of the Fitzgerald Society Conference in St. Paul this June.

The proposition for the paper is to consider the short story ‘May Day’, first published in 1920 in the ‘Smart Set’, and later was one of the stories included in ‘Tales of the Jazz Age’ in 1922. Together with an analysis of the story itself, it is intended to locate the subject of the new dynamism of class and friendship within an historical context which in turn highlights the similar developmentsthat were occurring across the other side of the world. Indeed, a world away
from the United States; Australia.

The anti Bolshevik riots that occurred in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia in 1919 at the same time as the writing of May Day (which had as its motivation events that took place in Ohio in 1919), have marked similarities. The analysis of classin the riots, and the analysis of class in May Day also invites comparison.

This event is FREE and open to the public; for more information please call, (334) 264-4222.

Sun., Jun. 18, 2017, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

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The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, 919 Felder Ave # 919 Montgomery, AL 36106

Free Event

Category: History, Arts, Community

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