CFP: [Science] Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association 2009 Joint Conference: Sports Area

full name / name of organization: 
James A. Vlasich
contact email: 

     As Area Chair for the SPORTS AREA of the Popular Culture Association
and the American Culture Association, I invite proposals for individual
presentations or panels to be presented at the

to be held at the
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 8 â€" 11, 2009

     Papers or presentations should be planned for no more than twenty
minutes and should emphasize audience involvement and aim at stimulating
questions and discussion. Media presentations are especially welcomed. We
will be happy to supply DVD players, large projection screens, data
projectors with appropriate cable hook-ups, and speakers. We will have no
other AV available. If you need to use your laptop, make sure it is
outfitted with the software you intend to use, i.e. PowerPoint, Word
Processing, etc., and bring an S-video cable with you to plug into the
equipment provided. MAC users may need an adaptor to hook up equipment to
their laptops.
     Topics related to any and all aspects of sports and sports history in
New Orleans and Louisiana are especially invited. Topics on all areas of
sports (history, literature, sociology, physical education and recreation,
current issues, etc.) are welcomed.
     The absolute deadline for a 250-word abstract is November 15, 2008.
Inquiries about possible papers or proposals for sessions are also
welcomed. There will be a strict limitation of one presentation per person
for this conference. All presenters must register for the convention and be
a current member of either the PCA or the ACA. Pre-registration for the
meeting is required in order for participants to have their names listed in
the conference program. If possible, all proposals should be sent
electronically. Please include a mailing address on all e-mails.
     If your paper is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter,
registration information, the information you’ll need to join the PCA/ACA,
and the room reservation information.

Address abstracts, inquiries, or proposals to:

Dr. James A. Vlasich
Southern Utah University
Department of History & Sociology
Centrum 225
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: (435) 586-5456
Fax: (435) 865-8193

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