Speaker: Becca Devine, PhD Candidate in English Literature, University of Hull.
The Great Gatsby is another highly requested text for this series, and considered a contender for ‘Great American Novel’. Balancing both romanticism and cynicism, the novel showcases an engaging group of characters to reflect on New York in the 1920s.The novel asks serious questions about the nature of the ‘American Dream’, and the pursuit of happiness and wealth. PhD researcher Becca Devine returns to the Reading Group to introduce some of the novel’s most famous scenes before hosting our discussion session. If you’ve read the book previously, or seen one of the many film adaptations, this is a great opportunity to share your own thoughts and dig a little deeper into a modern classic.