Twenty-First Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture **NEW LOCATION**

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Twenty-First Conference On Baseball in Literature and Culture

April 1, 2016

On the campus of Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Keynote Address: TBA

Luncheon Speaker: Former Kansas City Royal Frank White

The twenty-first annual Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is soliciting 1-2 page proposals for presentations to be given at the conference on Friday, April 1, 2016. Presenters will have 15 minutes. Proposals should summarize the talk as clearly as possible. The conference theme defines "culture" loosely: in addition to baseball literature, topics could include the following:

• aspects of baseball history
• baseball memoirs and biographies
• baseball in foreign or non-US cultures
• baseball in painting, music, or the other arts
• baseball material culture (e.g., players' equipment, fans' scorecards, features of baseball stadiums, pine tar, chewing tobacco)
• readings of creative works (fiction, non-fiction essays, poems, plays)

All presentations must follow the 15-minute format, and proposals should make clear how baseball relates to some aspect of local, ethnic, regional, national or international culture. Proposals by graduate students are welcomed. We would also consider proposals including undergraduates as part of a panel presentation. Statistical analyses of teams and players are not wanted (unless, of course, you are Bill James).

Proposals should be sent to Dr. Andy Hazucha ( Include on the proposal your name, address, phone number, school affiliation if any, and e-mail address. The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2016. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 8, 2016. Conference registration fee is $80 (for both presenters and attendees), which may be paid either in person or by mail.