Sarah Churchwell is Chair in Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of London. Their research explores American myths and icons and close reads cultural discourse, especially intertextual and subtextual cultural codes and recovering lost contexts. Research topics include Gone with the Wind, histories of interwar American fascism, a rhetorical history of the phrases “American Dream” and “America First,” histories and readings of The Great Gatsby, American language in the American 1920s and 1930s, classical Hollywood cinema, and iconic American figures including Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, Sylvia Plath, Henry James, and Margaret Mitchell. Their journalism has been published in the New York Review of Books,Atlantic, Washington Post, New York Times, Financial Times, Prospect, Guardian, TLS, New Statesman, Sunday Times, and many others.