Call for Papers

Norman Mailer Society Annual Conference

Monmouth University, Long Branch, NJ, September 28 to October 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Norman Mailer Society Conference will be held in Norman Mailer’s hometown of Long Branch, New Jersey at Monmouth University in cooperation with the University’s English Department and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Monmouth English Department Chair Susan Goulding (goulding [at] monmouth [dot] edu) and Society President J. Michael Lennon (jmlennon1 [at] charter [dot] net) are the program co-chairs. Please email both with ideas for panels, papers or special events. 

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Mailer Wasserman, a Long Branch native, will be the keynote luncheon speaker on October 1.

To accommodate all presenters, paper presentations should be no longer than ten minutes. Full papers can be made available to those interested, of course, and submitted for possible publication in the Mailer Review or Project Mailer. Two or three papers (four, maximum) will be presented in one-hour time slots, with the remaining time going to participant discussion and audience questions. Panels will also run for one hour, as will most video screenings the same. Please indicate media needs in your proposal. All proposals should be sent to Professor Goulding and Professor Lennon by June 1. Please contact them with questions and ideas.