Racism and Discrimination in the Sporting World

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Professor of French and Fulbright Scholar Eileen M. Angelini, Ph.D., Canisius College
contact email: 

What is it about culture and society that creates an environment in which an athlete is able to excel or fail in his/her respective sport? Which factors, such as racism, discrimination, financial advantage or hardship, propel or hinder an athlete’s achievements? This volume seeks to explore how the world of sports is often a microcosm of the real world and the many ways in which it uniquely reflects cultural and societal issues. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines. The papers should either favor a historicist approach or be grounded in disocurse analysis.

Abstract Due Dates: Preference will be given to abstracts received by October 15, 2017 and should be no longer than 300 words. Please also include a brief biographical statement and a CV.

Final manuscripts (no longer than 15,000 words, including Works Cited) should be submitted in MLA style, by December 15, 2017.

Send inquires and abstracts to: eangelini1@verizon.net

The volume is scheduled for publication in February 2018 by Universitas Press, Montreal (www.universitaspress.com)