Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: Fitzgerald - Tender Is the Night (Lecture 20 of 25) Yale | Fall 2011

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Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246)

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.

00:00 - Chapter 1. "Ode to a Nightingale" and the Glamor of Tender Is the Night
03:47 - Chapter 2. The Influence of Hollywood on Fitzgerald's Work
08:28 - Chapter 3. The Publication History of Tender Is the Night
12:01 - Chapter 4. Switchability on the Micro Scale
18:00 - Chapter 5. "Hard" and "Pitiful"
27:20 - Chapter 6. Montage as a Narrative Technique
32:51 - Chapter 7. The Superimposition of Love and War on a Macro Scale
39:19 - Chapter 8. The Superimposition of Love and War on the Micro Scale
43:38 - Chapter 9. A Cinematic Rendition of Murder

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2011.

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