sport literature association conference

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graduate essay competition

CALL FOR PAPERS

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
sportlit2016@gmail.com

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.

GRADUATE ESSAY COMPETITION

SPORT LITERATURE ASSOCIATION

June 22-25, 2016
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Deadline: March 15, 2016

The 33rd Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday June 22 to Saturday June 25 at the University of New Brunswick. The Program Committee of the Sport Literature Association invites graduate students to submit completed scholarly essays that "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).

Graduate students are eligible to have their essays published in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, an international, peer-reviewed journal that "celebrates the intersection of literature with the world of play, games, and sport"; receive a small cash stipend; receive a year's membership in the Association, including two issues of the journal; and an invitation to present the paper at the conference. Small travel stipends may be available. All submitted essays will be considered for presentation at the conference and for possible publication in Aethlon.

Interested students should send completed essays by March 15, 2016. The essays should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Craig Riordan
cnr5@humboldt.edu


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