Norman Mailer’s literary, political and personal relationships to the dramatic forces of power in our nation’s capital prompt the theme of our 2009 seventh annual conference: “Washington Intersections: Ideology, Culture, and Biography.”
On Friday, October 23 the conference will be held at the Library of Congress. Our keynote speaker, Camille Paglia will speak at Friday’s luncheon. On Saturday, October 24 we move to George Washington University. The entire two days will feature speakers, including Stephen Mailer, investigative reporter Gus Russo and Congressman Neil Abercrombie. We also invite debates, panels and roundtables.
Organizers encourage participants to interpret the conference theme
broadly. We welcome proposals on all aspects of Mailer’s literary and political
work and experience. We are particularly interested in contributions that explore Mailer and the Law and/or the political Mailer: Presidential Papers, Some Honorable Men, Miami and the Siege of Chicago, St. George and the Godfather, Armies of the Night and Oswald’s Tale, Executioner’s Song. The featured novel is Harlot’s Ghost.
If you are interested in submitting a presentation panel (three speakers) or roundtable panel (four speakers), please contact the Program Committee Chair. Interactive panels will emphasize discussion among panelists and audience members.
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 13 to the Program Committee Chair:
The biographical statement, the titles of all papers and the abstract should be suitable for the printed program. Panel presentations must be no longer than 18-20 minutes. Roundtable Presentations must be no longer than 10-12 minutes.
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