CFP: 30th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association (June 26-29, 2013)
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
SPORT LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
June 26-29, 2013
West Long Branch, New Jersey
Abstract Deadline: April 19, 2013
The 30th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday, June 26 through Saturday, June 29, 2012, at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The Program Committee of the Sport Literature Association invites proposals for individual papers and/or complete sessions related to the literature of sport.
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 fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The association welcomes papers from younger scholars and graduate students. Small travel stipends may be available for the latter.
Those interested in presenting should send abstracts of individual papers or original work or proposals for complete sessions by April 19, 2013, to the program chair at the following address:
Dr. Jeremy Larance
Assistant Professor of English
West Liberty University
Department of Humanities
West Liberty, WV 26074
Submissions (preferably electronic) must include presenter's name, phone number, postal and email addresses, paper title, and a 250-word abstract. (Abstracts are mandatory since they create post-conference proceedings.) Indicate the type of presentation as critical study, fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry. Please indicate any requests for technology (audio, video, etc.). Individual proposals may, but are not required to, include suggestions for possible panel placement.