Norman Mailer Society/Conference/2022/Program

From Project Mailer

19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference
“The Prisoner of Sex” Turns 50: Mailer on Gender and Sexuality
June 8–10, 2022, Long Branch, NJ, Monmouth University

Tentative as of 04/13/2022.

Wednesday June 8

All sessions will be held on 2nd floor of Pozycki Hall unless otherwise indicated.

9:00-10:00a

Business Meeting

10:15-11:15a

Gender and Sexuality: Across Genre and in Context

Panel Chair: TBD
  • Robert Saxe, “The Homosexual Villain” in Historical Context
  • Walter Lewallen, “Have a Good Weekend: Norman Mailer’s Vietnam Complex"

11:30a-12:30p

Louis Menand and “The White Negro”

Panel Chair: TBd

12:30-1:45p

Lunch on your own

2:00-3:00

The Two Mailers

Panel Chair: TBD

3:15-4:15

Mailer and Marilyn Monroe

Panel Chair: TBD
  • Carl Rollyson, “Norman Mailer and the Word: How He Changed the Trajectory of Marilyn Monroe Biography and Why It Matters to Biography”
  • Christine Fouirnaies, “Myths, Thieves, and Artists: Norman Mailer’s Identification with Marilyn Monroe”

4:30-5:30

Writing Memoirs of Mailer

Panel Chair: TBD

5:30-6:30

Welcome Reception
(Gardens outside Great Hall)

Thursday June 9, 2022

All sessions will be held on 2nd floor of Pozycki Hall unless otherwise indicated.

9:00-10:00a

Mailer and Political Rhetoric

Panel Chair: TBD

10:15-11:15a

“The Prisoner of Sex” and Town Bloody Hall

Panel Chair: TBD
  • David Mikics, “The Flesh of Mystery in Mailer’s ‘Prisoner of Sex
  • Bonnie Culver, “Revisiting ‘The Prisoner of Sex
  • Enid Stubin, “Town Bloody Hall: The Making of Norman Mailer”

11:30a-12:30p

“In the Red Light”

Panel Chair: TBD

12:30-1:45p

Lunch on your own / Board Meeting

2:00-3:00p

Mailer’s Jewishness

Panel Chair: TBD

3:15-4:15p

Mailer and the Fragility of Democracy

Panel Chair: TBD

4:30-5:30p

Stephen Mailer, The Norman Mailer Show
(Main Lecture Hall, 1st Fl)

Friday June 10, 2022

All sessions will be held on 2nd floor of Pozycki Hall unless otherwise indicated.

9:00-10:00a

Mailer’s Short Fiction and Poetry

Panel Chair: TBD

10:15-11:15a

Teaching Mailer

11:30a-12:30p

Wilkes Readers’ Theatre
(1st Floor Main Lecture Hall)

1:00-3:00p

Luncheon and Keynote Address delivered by David Denby
(Anacon A)