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CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS
NORMAN MAILER SOCIETY CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 16-19, 2008
The Program Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations during the Sixth Annual
Conference of The Norman Mailer Society, to be held in Provincetown, MA.
The theme of the 2008 conference is â€œNorman Mailer: Memory and the Afterlife.â€ There will be a
day devoted to panels on â€œRemembering Norman Mailer.â€ The remainder of the conference will
focus on presentations and discussion groups. There will be a least one panel devoted to each of
these works: On God: An Uncommon Conversation, The Castle in the Forest, The Naked and the
Dead (60th anniversary) and The Armies of the Night (40th anniversary). Papers on other topics
related to Norman Mailer and his work are also welcome, particularly short presentations related
to one or more panels on â€œTeaching Norman Mailer.â€ These interactive panels will emphasize
discussion among panelists and audience members. Inquiries are encouraged.
If you are interested in submitting a presentation panel (three speakers) or roundtable panel
(four speakers), please contact the Program Committee Chair.
Guidelines for submission: Send a 50-75 word biographical statement and a 250-word abstract
of the proposed presentation as MS Word attachments by April 15 to the Program Committee
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, similar to abstracts, should be developed clearly and efficiently. The titles of
all papers will be printed in the Conference Program.
Travel Grants of $100, sponsored by The Norman Mailer Society, are available to student
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