Call for Papers | The 31st Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday, June 2014,

college-of-the-rockiesThe 31st Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, British Columbia. 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 April 30, 2014, to the program chair at the following address:

Jamie Dopp
Department of English
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3070 Stn CSC
Victoria, British Columbia,
V8W 3W1

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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