Thursday, January 26, 2006



June 22-25, 2006
Arcata, California

The 23rd Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held June 22 -25, 2006, at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. The Program Committee of the Sport Literature Association invites proposals for individual papers and complete sessions, including original fiction and poetry. All submissions should relate to the literature of sport in some

Scholarly and critical submissions for the conference should follow the general guidelines set forth in the association's publication, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, which "celebrate[s] the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport." Submissions "should
address treatments of sport in texts or textual media (print, film, performance, digital or other media). We invite essays on sport literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, or film) or on the rhetoric of sport. Cultural-studies approaches to sport texts are welcome." Sessions built
around sport-themed original creations, on either fiction or poetry, are also encouraged.

Those interested in presenting should send abstracts of individual papers and original work or proposals for complete sessions by March 31, 2006 to:

Professor John Slack
Department of Freshman Studies
Sarah Blocker Hall 224
Florida Memorial University
15800 N.W. 42nd Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Phone: 305-430-1166
Fax: 305-626-3664

Submissions should include presenter's name, phone number, postal and email address, paper title, and a 250-word abstract (abstracts will be printed in post conference proceedings). Indicate the type of presentation as research, fiction, or poetry. Proposals should include the preceding information as well as suggestions for possible panel members.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by April 21, 2006.