CFP: Norman Mailer Conference (4/15/07; 10/11/07-10/13/07)

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Vince, Raymond
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OCTOBER 11-13, 2007



The Program Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations during the
Fifth Annual Conference of the Norman Mailer Society, to be held in
Provincetown, MA.


The theme of this year's conference is "Mailer the Novelist," but papers
on other topics related to Mailer and his work are also welcome. There
will be at least one panel open to various topics and inquiries are
encouraged. There will be at least five roundtable panels, each devoted
to a single novel: The Naked and the Dead (1948), An American Dream
(1965), Ancient Evenings (1983), Harlot's Ghost (1991), and The Castle
in the Forest (2007).


If you are interested in submitting a roundtable panel (four speakers)
on a Mailer novel other than those listed above, please contact the
Program Committee Chair. Guidelines for submission: Send a 50-75 word
biographical statement and a 250-300 word abstract of the proposed
presentation as MS Word attachments by April 15 to the Program Committee

                                                Phillip Sipiora



The biographical statement and the abstract should be suitable for the
printed program. Accepted papers for Panel Presentation, when delivered,
must be no longer than 18-20 minutes. Accepted papers for Roundtable
Presentation, when delivered, must be no longer than 10-12 minutes. All
papers, like abstracts, should be developed clearly and efficiently. The
titles of all papers will be printed in the Conference Program.
Kicking off the conference this year will be a panel entitled "Norman
Mailer and the Contemporary Novel." This panel will be an effort to
articulate Norman Mailer's role in the shaping of the contemporary

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