The thirty-ninth annual conference of the Sport Literature Association will be conducted June 15-18, 2022. COVID-willing, there will be an in-person conference in Victoria, British Columbia, with an accompanying virtual conference by Zoom. If required by circumstance, the conference will be held virtually during the same period.
Whatever the exact format (to be announced as soon as possible), the Sport Literature Association is excited to facilitate another conference that is open and accessible to scholars of sport literature from around the world and at any stage in their academic career.
The Program Committee of the Sport Literature Association (SLA) invites proposals for individual papers or complete panels 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.”
All abstract submissions should address treatments of sport in texts or textual media (print, film, performance, digital or other media). We invite work on sport literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, or film) or on the rhetoric of sport. Cultural studies and sociological approaches to sport texts are welcome. We also encourage sessions featuring presenters’ original fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.
As an international, diverse, and inclusive association, SLA is committed to equity and equality. We foster an environment in which all people deserve and are given respect. To this end, our meetings, conferences, and publications attempt to use appropriate language that reflects this commitment.