UPDATE! Eighteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (April 5, 2013/proposals due February 1, 2013)
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FORMER YANKEE PITCHER AND BALL FOUR AUTHOR JIM BOUTON WILL PROVIDE THE LUNCHEON ADDRESS.
IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION NOTED BELOW, WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR PANEL(S) FOCUSING ON BOUTON AND/OR THE BASEBALL BIOGRAPHY/TELL-ALL.
April 5, 2013
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Hazucha, Ottawa University
Luncheon Speaker: Jim Bouton
The eighteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is soliciting 1-2 page proposals for presentations to be given at the conference on Friday, April 5, 2013. Presenters will have 10-15 minutes in both traditional and table-talk sessions. Proposals should summarize the talk as clearly as possible. The conference theme defines "culture" loosely: in addition to baseball literature, topics could include aspects of baseball history, baseball in painting or music, readings of creative works (fiction, non-fiction essays, poems, plays), and so on. All presentations must follow the 10-15 minute format. Proposals by graduate students are welcomed. We would also consider proposals including undergraduates as part of a panel presentation. Statistical analyses of teams and players are not wanted.
Proposals should make clear how baseball relates to some aspect of local, ethnic, regional, national or international culture; we are particularly interested in accepting proposals for multi-disciplinary essays that examine the intersection of baseball and class in American and global cultures.
Proposals should be sent to Dr. Ron Kates (Ron.Kates@mtsu.edu). Include on the proposal your name, address, phone number, school affiliation, and e-mail address. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2013. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 11, 2013. Conference registration fee is $70 (for both presenters and attendees), which may be paid either in person or by mail.