CFP: 17th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Norman Mailer Society

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