Call for Papers | Sport Literature Association | June 22-25, 2016, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Abstract Deadline: March 20, 2015


The 33rd Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday, June 22 through Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. 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 March 20, 2016, to the program chair at the following address:

Cory Willard Department of English Andrews Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
P.O. Box 880333 Lincoln, NE 68588-0333 402-525-3846

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 (Power Point, Video/Audio Clips, etc.). Individual proposals may, but are not required to, include suggestions for possible panel placement.

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