CFP: 17th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

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Call for Papers
June 1, 2019
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities, Journalism and Media Studies, Literature

17thAnnual Norman Mailer Conference


At Wilkes University


October 10-12, 2019


Theme:  Mailer on Politics, Public Life, and Pop Culture


The Norman Mailer Society calls for papers that address any of the above categories plus those that help celebrate the 40-year anniversary of The Executioner’s Song, the 50-year anniversary of Of a Fire on the Moon, and the 60-year anniversary of Advertisements of Myself.


Conference highlights: 


--Keynote speaker Maggie Mailer, youngest daughter of Norman Mailer


--A reception to celebrate the opening of the Norman Mailer Room and Collection.  This room, housed in the Farley Library, is a research/Mailer scholar’s dream.  It is a replica of Mailer’s last studio in Provincetown that includes his private library, manuscripts and revisions, dating from 1984, and his studio furniture


--A reading from The Time of Our Time


--Screening of the film The Executioner’s Song


And more……


To submit a proposal for the conference, please e-mail the following to Maggie McKinley at by June 1, 2019:


1) 50-word biographical statement

2) 150-200 word abstract of the proposed presentation

3) Indication of A/V Requirements






Contact Info: 

Maggie McKinley

Associate Professor of English at Harper College

Norman Mailer Society President