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The Great Gatsby and the roaring twenties (pt1)
Video podcast of lecture by Andrew Warnes, University of Leeds, accompanied by discussion board.
Synopsis: "This podcast focuses on The Great Gatsby’s contemporary setting, the decade that has come to be known as The Roaring Twenties. I draw parallels between that era and the more recent era of conspicuous consumption that perhaps came to an end with the onset of the global debt crisis. These parallels include hostility towards immigrants, rising inequality and hedonism, but the most obvious appears in Fitzgerald’s focus on the empty wealth of the undeserving rich."