Norman Mailer Society/Conference/2020/Program

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Norman Mailer Society Virtual Conference

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October 15-17, 2020

Thursday October 15th

Note: All times are EST

10:30-11:30am

Project Mailer, 2020

Jerry Lucas

12:30-1:30pm

“Superman Comes to the Supermarket” Sixty Years On

Moderator: Matt Hinton

2:00-3:00pm

Norman Mailer and Joseph Ellis: Unsettling Dialogues on Democracy

Moderator: Bob Begiebing

3:30-4:30pm

Reflections on Armies of the Night

Moderator: Jason Mosser

Friday October 16th

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Note: All times are EST

10:30-11:30am

Political Leanings and Ideologies

Moderator: Robert Saxe
  • Kevin Schultz, “Norman Mailer’s Left Conservatism, Then and Today”
  • Alex Hicks, “The Insights and Contradictions of Mailer’s Third Way”
  • David Anshen, “Mailer, Malaquais, and Marxism: Record of a Missed Opportunity”

12:30-1:30pm

Mailer and Race: After the White Negro

Moderator: Matt Hinton

2:00-3:00pm

Mailer in Conversation: Philosophy, Film, and Literature

Moderator: Marc Triplett

3:30-4:30pm

Screening: Norman Mailer Memorial at Carnegie Hall, 2008

Footage courtesy of Lawrence Schiller

5:00-6:00pm

Virtual Happy Hour

Join us for an informal online social gathering. The drinks don't have to be virtual.

Saturday October 17th

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Note: All times are EST

10:30-11:30am

Mailer’s Political Discourse Across the Decades

Moderator: Maggie McKinley

12:30-1:30

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Moderator: John Buffalo Mailer

2:00-3:00

Wilkes Readers Theater

3:30-4:30

Norman Mailer Society Board Meeting

  1. Approval of 2019 minutes: Maggie McKinley
  2. Chris Busa Writing Award 2021: Maggie McKinley
  3. Board Elections: Jerry Lucas
  4. Treasurer’s Report: Matt Hinton
  5. Future Conference Sites
  6. Announcements