The Sport Literature Association (SLA), headquartered at East Tennessee State University, is an international organization devoted to the study of sport in literature and culture. With a membership numbering several hundred scholars, students, and readers from around the world, SLA sponsors an annual conference in a different North American location each summer. Its 33rd such conference was held at the University of New Brunswick, Frederictown, New Brunswick, June 21–26, 2016. SLA is an affiliate of the American Literature Association, and the publications of SLA members are indexed by the Modern Language Association, American Humanities Index, Gale (publisher), and EBSCO Publishing. The president of the organization for 2016-17 is Cory Willard of the University of Nebraska.
By kind permission of Joyce Duncan, Managing Editor of SLA, we are able to bring to you the Conference Proceedings, which in this edition is a collection of abstracts for all papers presented at the conference, a total of 27, divided into eleven sections.
The SLA Annual Conference 2017 will be hosted by West Liberty University, West Virginia, June 21–24. Call for papers to follow.