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Revision as of 08:01, 10 October 2019

17th Annual Norman Mailer Conference
Mailer on Politics, Public Life, and Pop Culture
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 10-12, 2019

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th

9:00-10:00

Business Meeting

(Breiseth 107)

  1. Announcements: Maggie McKinley
  2. Minutes of 2018 Business Meeting: Marc Triplett
  3. Mailer Review: Phillip Sipiora
  4. Project Mailer: Jerry Lucas
  5. Board Nominations: Jerry Lucas
  6. Lucid Award Committee: Nicole DePolo
  7. Treasurer’s Report: Jason Mosser
  8. Mailer Writers’ Colony and Mailer Collection at Wilkes: Bonnie Culver
  9. 2019 Conference Site: Maggie McKinley
  10. New Business

10:15-11:15

The Politics of American Democracy

(Breiseth 106)

  • Bob Begiebing, “Mailer and the Founders”
  • Robert Saxe, ‘A Little Better Than They Should Have Been’: Norman Mailer and the Romance of the Kennedys”
  • Alex Hicks, “Norman Mailer, White Working Class Male and ‘Left Conservatism
  • Moderator: Nicole DePolo

11:30-12:30

Session #1: Mailer in the Public Eye

(Breiseth 107)

  • Matthew Hinton, “The Pugilist vs. The Publisher: Norman Mailer Takes On”
  • Chondell Villines, “Mailer and Celebrity”
  • Bill Lowenberg, “Mailer: A Life in Pictures”
  • Moderator: Robert Saxe

Session #2: Philosophical Foundations & Political Connections

(Breiseth 106)

  • Raj Chandarlapaty, “The Hipster”
  • Alex Hicks, “Mailer’s Marxist Politics”
  • Ann von Mehren, “Armies of the Night, Mitch Goodman, and the CPA”
  • Moderator: Jerry Lucas

12:30-1:45

Lunch on Your Own

2:00-3:00

Session #1: Mailer and Journalism

(Breiseth 107)

  • Jason Mosser, “Mailer’s Literary Journalism in Context”
  • Sal Fallica, “In the Red Light: History Biding Its Time”
  • Victor Peppard, “Mailer and Breslin: Champions of the Little Man and the Outlaw”
  • Moderator: Phil Sipiora

Session #2: Of a Fire on the Moon After 50 Years

(Breiseth 106)

  • Carol Holmes-Alpern, “Of a Fire on the Moon: A Retrospective”
  • Walter Lewallen, “That Sinking Feeling”
  • Moderator: Enid Stubin

3:15-4:15

Current Mailer Projects

(Breiseth 106)

Mike Lennon; Jerry Lucas; Susan Mailer; Maggie McKinley

4:30-5:30

Book Reading

Susan Mailer, In Another Place (Breiseth 107). Book Signing to Follow in Weckesser Hall at Opening Reception.

5:45-7:00

Opening Reception

(Weckesser Hall)

Sponsored by Wilkes Maslow Family Creative Writing Program and the University Advancement Office

7:00-8:00

Tour of Mailer Reading Room and Collection

(Farley Library, 2nd Floor)

Dedication of Nancy Ellen Craig’s Mailer Portrait

Dinner on your own

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th

9:00-10:00

Mailer and McLuhan

(Breiseth 106)

Nicole DePolo; Jerry Lucas; Sal Fallica

10:15-11:15

Norman Mailer and the Actor’s Studio

(Breiseth 107)

John Buffalo Mailer; Timothy Nolan; Mike Lennon

11:30-12:30

Session #1: Mailer and Violence

(Breiseth 106)

Mark Olshaker; Marc Triplett; Maggie McKinley

Session #2: Mailer’s French Connection

(Breiseth 107)

  • Jeanne Fuchs, “Mailer in Translation”
  • Jason Mosser, “Mailer and Malaquais in Conversation”
  • Mike Lennon, “Mailer and Stendhal”
  • Moderator: Victor Peppard

12:30-1:45

Lunch on Your Own

Board Meeting & Lunch in Miller Room, Henry Student Center

2:00-3:00

Session #1: Advertisements and Influences

(Breiseth 106)

  • Enid Stubin, “Advertisements for Myself: Mailer’s Workes”
  • Ray Vince, “Angst, Authorship, and the Critics: Advertisements, ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro,’ and ‘The Crack-Up’”
  • Erik Nakjavani, “Limit Situations: A Recurring Theme in Hemingway’s and Mailer’s Works”
  • Moderator: Jason Mosser

Session #2: Art and Criminality

(Breiseth 107)

  • James Taylor, “Mailer and Jack Henry Abbott Revisited: Some Famous Writers and Their Convict Projects”
  • Phil Sipiora; “Literary Rhetoric in The Executioner’s Song
  • Edward Birzin, “Mailer and The Faith of Graffiti
  • Moderator: Matthew Hinton

3:45-4:45

The Executioner’s Song: A 40th Anniversary Panel Discussion

(Breiseth 107)

5:00-6:30

Dinner on your own

7:00-9:00

Screening of The Executioner’s Song

followed by Q&A with Larry Schiller (Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, South St.)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th

9:00-10:00

Undergraduate Work on Mailer

(Breiseth 106)

John Buffalo Mailer and Nicole DePolo

10:15-11:30

Two Films on Beverly Bentley

(Breiseth 107)

  • Stephen Mailer’s “Flaubrucht: A Celebration of Life” and Antonia Colodro’s “Beverly”
  • Introduced by Stephen Mailer

11:45-12:45

Wilkes Readers’ Theater: The Time of Our Time

(Breiseth 106)

Bonnie Culver, Wendy Hinton, Matthew Hinton, Jason Miller and Jan Quackenbush

1:00-3:00

Luncheon & Keynote Address

Maggie Mailer (Henry Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Fl.) This year’s keynote address was funded by a generous donation from Mashey Bernstein.