Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Bit off-topic...

June 27-30, 2012
Springfield, Massachusetts

Abstract Deadline: April 27, 2009

The 29th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday, June 27 through Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The Program Committee of the Sport Literature Association invites proposals for individual papers and/or complete sessions related to the literature of sport. 

Scholarly and critical submissions for the conference should follow 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.  We also encourage sessions focused on presenters’ original fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.  The association welcomes papers from younger scholars and graduate students. Small travel stipends may be available for the latter.

Those interested in presenting should send abstracts of individual papers or original work or proposals for complete sessions by April 27, 2012, to the program chair at the following address:

Duncan R. Jamieson, Ph.D.
Department of History/Political Science
Ashland University
Ashland, OH  44805
Phone: 419/289-5895
Fax: 419/289-5665

Submissions (preferably electronic) must include presenter’s name, phone number, postal and email addresses, paper title, and a 250-word abstract.  (Abstracts are mandatory since they create post-conference proceedings.)  Indicate the type of presentation as critical study, fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry.  Please indicate any requests for technology (Power Point, Video/Audio Clips, etc.).  Individual proposals may, but are not required to, include suggestions for possible panel placement.