Sports Area Popular Culture Association

full name / name of organization: 
James A. Vlasich/Popular Culture Association/Sports Area
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
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels
101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Wednesday, April 20 - Saturday, April 23

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 San Antonio and Texas 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 30, 2010. 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
For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to