UPDATE: [General] Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture 3/27/09

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates
contact email: 


Fourteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture
Friday, March 27, 2009
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Keynote Address: Dr. Harriet Hamilton, Alabama A & M University: "Daddy's
Scrapbook: Discoveries and Reflections From a Daughter of a Negro League

Luncheon Speaker: Jim “Mudcat” Grant, former MLB pitcher and author of The
Black Aces: Baseball’s Only African-American Twenty-Game Winners

The Fourteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is
soliciting 1-2 page proposals for presentations to be given at the
conference on Friday, March 27, 2009. 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 rkates_at_mtsu.edu.
 Writers will be notified of acceptance by February 16, 2009. Conference
registration fee is 70 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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