Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Teaching The Great Gatsby: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar

Sean McCann (Fellow, 2001–02)

March 5, 2013

Published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has transcended the era of its creation to become a classic. It describes the moral and spiritual toll exacted by that quintessentially American quest, the pursuit of happiness, the “orgiastic future” that “year by year recedes before us.” This seminar explores the novel’s themes and language and suggest ways to teach it through close reading.

Literature / Literary Criticism / Pedagogy / American Literature / Novels /