"Norman Mailer @ 100": 20th Annual Conference of the Norman Mailer Society, April 20-22, 2023

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Norman Mailer Society

Call for Papers: 20th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference

Norman Mailer at 100

 Austin, TX

April 20-22, 2023 

The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 20th annual conference, which will celebrate Norman Mailer’s centenary. The conference events will be held at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX, from April 20-22, 2023.

Paper proposals on any aspect of Mailer’s life, work, and legacy are welcome. Topics might include (but are not limited to): Mailer’s contributions to American political conversations; views on corporations and capitalism; gender; race; class; criminality; democracy; left conservatism; cosmology and spirituality; experimentations with genre and style; relationships or thematic parallels with other writers; reading Mailer in the context of #MeToo and contemporary feminisms; literary influences and inheritors; reconsiderations of individual works; and teaching Mailer.

To submit a proposal for a panel, individual paper, or special event, please e-mail the following to Maggie McKinley (mmckinle@harpercollege.edu) and Jerry Lucas (gerald.lucas@mga.edu):  

1) a 150-200 word abstract

 2) a 50-word biographical statement

3) A/V requirements, if any

Proposals are due by December 1, 2022.

Information about conference registration and accommodations is forthcoming. Details about the conference are also regularly updated at: http://normanmailersociety.org/con23