Young Friends: A Great Gatsby Party in the Garden

Date / Time

  • May 17, 2024
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States



If Joyce’s Ulysses is the Great Irish Novel, then the Irish-American F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby may be the Great Irish Diaspora Novel. Join the Young Friends of the Rosenbach for jazz-age garden party (costumes encouraged!) and hear from Irish Studies scholar Mary Burke, author of Race, Politics, and Irish America: A Gothic History (Oxford University Press 2023). Dr. Burke will discuss her research exploring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless novel, fast approaching its 100th birthday, and how The Great Gatsby‘s complex grappling with ethnicity and race in America reflects Fitzgerald’s ambivalence regarding his own ancestry

Sponsored by Nancy and Ned Scharff 

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