EXTENDED DEADLINE: Twenty-fourth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Ottawa University
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Twenty-Fourth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

March 29, 2019

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address:  Alva Noë, Professor of Philosophy at UC-Berkeley and author of Infinite Baseball

Luncheon Speaker: Jim Eisenreich
The twenty-fourth annual Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is soliciting one-page proposals for presentations to be given at the conference on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Presenters will have 15 minutes in panels comprised of three or four participants. Proposals should summarize the talk as clearly as possible. The conference theme defines “culture” loosely: in addition to baseball literature, topics could include but are not limited to the following:


  • baseball history

  • baseball memoirs and biographies

  • baseball in foreign or non-US cultures

  • baseball in painting, film, music, or the other arts

  • baseball material culture

  • readings of creative works (fiction, non-fiction essays, poems, plays)


All presentations must follow the 15-minute format, and proposals should make clear how baseball relates to some aspect of local, ethnic, regional, national or international culture. Proposals by graduate students are welcome.  We will also consider proposals from undergraduates as part of a panel presentation.  Statistical analyses of teams and players are not suitable.

Proposals should be sent to Dr. Andy Hazucha (andy.hazucha@ottawa.edu) or Dr. Barbara Dinneen (barbara.dinneen@ottawa.edu).  Include your name, address, phone number, school affiliation if any, and e-mail address.  The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2019.  Presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2019.  Conference registration fee is $80 (for both presenters and attendees), which may be paid in advance via the conference website.