the sport literature association

7 MAY 20
Duncan Jamieson reviews the latest of Charles Kastner's definitive histories of the Bunion Derbies, Race across America.

5 MAY 20
From pine tar to trash cans, authors Love & Burns look at how to get the edge in sports. Dave Buchanan reviews their book Corked.

4 MAY 20
Scott Peterson on Gish Jen's provocative and original new baseball novel The Resisters.

29 APRIL 20
Although it was necessary to cancel the face-to-face conference, the Sport Literature Association will offer a virtual mini-conference 18-19 June 2020. Consequently, we are extending the deadline for presentation proposals and abstracts to Monday, May 4 at noon. Those should be sent electronically to both Bruce Pratt ( and Scott Peterson ( Presenters must be a member of the Association. Questions on membership should be directed to Joyce Duncan (

Sessions will take place on June 18th from 8-12 and June 19th from 1-5 (EDT) via Zoom. A third day may be added if the number of proposals merits the addition.

18 APRIL 20
What Dick Crepeau misses.

26 MARCH 20
Pardeep Toor recommends Kathleen Bachynski's insightful critique of the public-health aspects of tackle football: No Game for Boys to Play.

David Naze brings academic theory to bear on the memory of Jackie Robinson in Reclaiming 42: Jack Ryan reviews.

High intrigue in international soccer: Jack Ryan reviews Scott Bensinger's Red Card.

Mike O'Mahony's new Reaktion study of Photography and Sport draws high praise from our reviewer Jack Ryan.

Jack Ryan finds that John Schulian's new anthology truly represents The Great American Sports Page.

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