Monday, December 03, 2007



June 26-29, 2008
Johnson City , TN

Deadline: March 14, 2008

The 25th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held June 26-29, 2008, at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City , Tennessee. The Program Committee of the Sport Literature Association invites proposals for individual papers and complete sessions. All submissions should relate to the literature of sport in some way.

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 creations, including fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.

Those interested in presenting should send abstracts of individual papers or original work or proposals for complete sessions by March 14, 2008 to:

Dr. Shelly Sanders
Department of English
Abilene Christian University
ACU BOX 28252
Abilene , TX 79601
Phone: 325.674.4855
Fax: 325.674.2408

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