Monday, October 18, 2004

CFP: Sport Literature Association Session American Literature Assn

CFP: Sport Literature Association Session
Conference: American Literature Association Conference
Conference Date: May 26-29, 2005
Conference Location: The Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts
Deadline: December 1, 2004

"Diverse Voices in American Sport Literature"

Sport fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction can sometimes be seen as the exclusive province of the Straight White Able-bodied Upper-Middle-Class College-Educated White Male, a not-entirely mythical creature who can trace a cultural lineage from Frank Merriwell to Bill Bradley. Our 2005 SLA session will challenge this assumption by presenting work on diverse voices in American sport literature: writers and characters who are not Straight, White, &c.

Please send proposals (300-500 word abstracts) by 1 December 2004 to: Tim Morris, English Box 19035, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington TX 76019; or by e-mail to Our panel will consist of three 20-minute papers. Panelists and proposers will be notified by mid-January 2005.