Bucker Named Fitzgerald Expert
USC Sumter's Professor of English Dr. Park Bucker is now considered an expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald. In conjunction with the release of the movie version of The Great Gatsby and digital premier of the author’s ledger by the Thomas Cooper Library, Bucker participated in numerous newspaper and television interviews.
Kearns, Taylor. “USC Library Boasts of Unique F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection” WIS-TV (7 May 2013)
Kirst, Sean. “Gatsby's creator and a Syracuse childhood: `His first certain memory’,” Post Standard (May 2013)
Schafer, Susanne M. “F. Scott Fitzgerald's Handwritten Ledger Online,” Associated Press (April 2013) published in more than 100 newspapers;
Sharp, Jonathan. “As `The Great Gatsby’ Hits Big Screen, USC Shows Fitzgerald Ledger,” FreeTimes (May 2013)
Styles, Jasmine. “The Great Gatsby's Carolina Connection,” WLTX, (May 2013)
Two-hour call-in show on BBC Radio discussingThe Great Gatsby (May 2013)
“‘Who Picks Out the Cover?’: The Four Disparate Dust Jacket Designs of F. Scot Fitzgerald's Short Story Collections,” International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference (Montgomery, Alabama, November 2013).
“Wearing Down the ‘Edge of Boldness’: Thornton Wilder’s Evolving Values and Stagecraft as Revealed by a Collation and Concordance of the Three Published Versions and Original Prompt Script of Our Town,” Thornton Wilder: New Perspectives, eds. Jackson Bryer and Lincoln Konckle. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2013; www.nupress.northwestern.edu/Portals/0/S13_CAT_WEB.pdf
The entire collation was also published this fall in a refereed journal:
“A Collation of the Three Published Versions of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town,” Resources for American Literary Study, Volume 36 (2013); www.amspressinc.com/rals.html.