Sept. 24, 2009
WVU Parkersburg adjunct faculty member to present at F. Scott Fitzgerald International Conference.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg adjunct faculty member is presenting a paper at an international F. Scott Fitzgerald conference.
Debra Conner, adjunct faculty member, will present "The Importance of Being Zelda" at the 10th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald International Conference being held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Baltimore.The four-day conference brings together scholars from around the world to share information about the renowned American author of "The Great Gatsby."
Conner's paper will describe the creation of her original, in-character portrayal of Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of Fitzgerald.
In addition, she will discuss the value of living history as a tool for learning in both academic and non- academic settings. Conner has been creating portrayals of famous women since 1997. Her other characters include Margaret Blennerhassett, Emily Dickinson, Margaret Mitchell and Rebecca Harding Davis.
She has recently returned from Missouri, where she was part of the Missouri Humanities Council's Summer Chautauqua. Other recent appearances include The Florida Center for the Book in Ft. Lauderdale, the Margaret Mitchell museum in Atlanta and the Manchester Cultural Co-op in New Hampshire.