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For immediate release
October 10, 2007
Contact: Andrea S Fereshteh
202-687-4328
aes54@georgetown.edu
Georgetown Hosts Symposium on Norman Mailer’s Armies of the Night
Event marks 40th anniversary of historic March on the Pentagon
WHO:
Prominent writers, historians and scholars will participate in a day-long symposium marking the 40th anniversary of the historic march on the Pentagon and the literary significance of author Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night.
WHAT:
Marking the 40th anniversary of the historic anti-war march on the Pentagon, Georgetown University hosts a day-long symposium on the historical meaning of the march, lessons for the modern day, and the cultural and literary significance of The Armies of the Night, author Norman Mailer’s first-person account of his participation in the march. The book won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The symposium includes a film screening and panel discussions with noted critics, historians and novelists.
WHEN:
Friday, October 19, 2007

1:00 p.m. History Panel and Book Signing - ICC Auditorium
Clayborne Carson, Professor of History, Stanford University
Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University
Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University
Rick Perlstein, historian and political journalist, The Nation

3:00 p.m. Literature Panel and Book Signing - ICC Auditorium
Morris Dickstein, author and Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow, Center for the Humanities, City University of New York
Neil Gordon, author and co-chair of Writing and Literature at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and Literary Editor of the Boston Review
Katha Pollitt, author and columnist, The Nation
J. Michael Lennon, Emeritus Professor of English, Wilkes University and President of the Norman Mailer Society

6:00 p.m. Screening of the documentary, “Will the Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up?” - Gaston Hall
Dick Fontaine, Documentary Filmmaker
Aviva Kempner, Documentary Filmmaker
Maureen Corrigan, Lecturer, Critic in Residence at Georgetown University, Book Critic for The Washington Post and National Public Radio's Fresh Air
WHERE:
Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium &
Gaston Hall
3rd floor, Healy Hall
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
SPONSORS:
Department of English
Department of History
Georgetown College Americas Initiative
Library Associates of Lauinger Library
The Gallagher Fund
The School for Continuing Studies
The American Studies Program
COVERAGE:
Media planning to attend must RSVP to Andrea Fereshteh in the Georgetown University Office of Communications at (202) 687-4328 or aes54@georgetown.edu. Reporters will need to present valid press credentials on campus.
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