CFP: [American] Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

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Ron Kates
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Twelfth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture
Friday, March 28, 2008
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Keynote Address: Dr. Peter Carino, Indiana State University

Luncheon Speaker: Orestes Destrade, ESPN Baseball Tonight commentator and
former MLB and Japanese League player
The Twelfth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture, is
soliciting 1-2 page proposals for presentations to be given at the
conference on Friday, March 28, 2008. Presenters will have 15-20 minutes.
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
and urban development, ballpark design, baseball and economics, baseball
and media, baseball in painting or music, readings of creative works
(fiction, non-fiction essays, memoirs, poems, plays), and so on. All
presentations must follow the 15-20 minute format. Statistical analyses
of teams and players are not wanted.

Proposals should make clear how baseball relates to some aspect of local,
ethnic, national or international culture; we are particularly interested
in accepting proposals related to Negro League baseball and culture.
Include on the proposal your name, address, phone number, and e-mail
address. Proposals should be sent to Dr. Ron Kates, Department of
English, Box 70, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
37132, or by e-mail to The deadline for proposals is
January 21, 2008. Writers will be notified of acceptance by February 11,
2008. Conference registration fee is 60 dollars (for both presenters and
attendees), which may be paid either in person or by mail. Presenters
may have the opportunity to submit papers for possible publication in a
volume of conference proceedings to be published by McFarland.

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