CFP: 30th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association (June 26-29, 2013)

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The Sport Literature Association
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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

Phone: 303-336-8195

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.