Norman Mailer Society/Conference/2023

20th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference


Norman Mailer at 100
April 20–22, 2023 • Austin, TX • Co-Sponsored by The Harry Ransom Center | #NMSCon20

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.

More information will follow.

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Call for Papers

The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 20th annual conference, which will celebrate Norman Mailer’s centenary.

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 and Jerry Lucas (gerald.lucas

  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.


Conference panels and events will be held at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, and we have also secured a room block there, with reduced rates of $209/night. Reserve your room. We encourage you to book early to guarantee a room, since our block, and ability to expand it, is limited by availability.

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