Great Gatsby Lectures

This from Mr Williams:

“On Friday 8th March, the Year 12 English Literature students and myself made our way into Manchester to attend a series of lectures on F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The lectures – from a range of writers and academics – covered the social context of the novel, Fitzgerald’s narrative style, the representation of women in the text and how the novel can be seen as a critique of the American Dream. The students listened to the lectures attentively, gaining many new insights into what many critics (and myself, for what it’s worth!) call ‘the Great American Novel’. It was a highly productive day and we look forward to seeing references to these insights and interpretations in your essays over the coming weeks!”