CFP: Norman Mailer Society Conference, 2006 (4/15/06; 10/12/06-10/14/06)

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John Whalen-Bridge
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                   CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS

The programming committee is looking for good proposals for panel
presentations during the fourth annual conference of the Norman Mailer
Society, to be held in Provincetown, MA, on October 12-14 of 2006.

The theme of this year's conference is "The Political Mailer," but
papers on other topics related to Mailer and his work are also welcome.

Please follow the guidelines below carefully.

Send a 50-75 word biographical statement and a 300-400 word abstract of
the proposed paper-as MS Word attachments only, not in the body of your
email-by April 15 to the program committee chair:
                                Robert Begiebing

Both the biographical statement and the abstract must be suitable for
the printed program, highly focused, and plainspoken. In response to
the debriefing session and the final board meeting at last year's
conference, accepted papers when delivered must be no longer than 20
minutes maximum. Your paper, like your abstract, should make a definite
point that is developed clearly and efficiently in the body of the
Funding permitting, the Society plans to offer modest travel grants
($100.00) to students whose papers are accepted.
Kicking off the conference this year will be a panel entitled "The Shits
Are Killing Us." This panel will be an effort to develop practical
ideas and strategies for making Mailer's prescience as a social critic
better known to the post-boomer generations. Inquiries are welcome.
Abstracts for that panel should emphasize realistic strategies that will
deliver Mailer's relevant political insights and criticisms to
technologically adept readers, consumers, and academics.

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