the 2004 sla conference program:
pennsylvania college of technology
williamsport, pennsylvania

mark noe, host
dale ritterbusch, program chair

Duncan Jamieson, Michele Schiavone, and Tim Morris play petanque in Williamsport

thurs 6.24     fri 6.25     sat 6.26     sun 6.27

THURSDAY, June 24, 2004

REGISTRATION 8:00-9:00 a.m.

WELCOMING REMARKS 9:00 a.m.

Duncan Jamieson, President SLA
Mark Noe, Local Arrangements
Pennsylvania College of Technology Dignitaries

Session I 9:30-10:30 a.m.

GEORGE PLIMPTON PANEL: A DISCUSSION

Chair: Tim Morris
William Lehn, English, Youngstown State University, “The Bogey Man”
Keith Cannon, Communication Studies, Wingate University, “Open Net”
Scott Peterson, English, University of Maine, “Sidd Finch”
Tim Morris, English, University of Texas at Arlington, “Paper Lion”

Session II 10:45-12:00 p.m.

THE SPORT OF THE NOVEL

Chair: Joyce Duncan
Eric Solomon, English, San Francisco State University “A Rediscovered Sports Novel”
Kent Bunting, Communication and Literature, Pennsylvania College of Technology “Zen Buddhism and the ‘Zen in the Art of Sport’ Book”
Judith Hakola, English, University of Maine “The Role of Sports in the Prose, Poetry, and Film of Sherman Alexie”

LUNCH 12:00-1:00



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Session III 1:15-2:15 p.m.

SPORTS POETRY

Chair: John B. Lee
David Vanderwerken, English, Texas Christian University “John B. Lee’s Poetry”

Session IV 2:30-4:15 p.m.

FICTION READING I

Chair: Richard Stull
Scott Peterson, English, University of Maine
John Morefield, East Tennessee State University
Michael Stigman, University of Kansas “Gunn and the Hammer”
Michelle Sanders, University of Texas at Arlington “Timing Taralee”

PICNIC 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Susan Bandy and Dale Ritterbusch review text in Williamsport

Session V 8:00 p.m.

THE POETRY OF SPORTS

Chair: Dale Ritterbusch
John B. Lee, Poet, Black Moss Press
Marty Gervais, Editor, Black Moss Press
Richard Stull, Health and Physical Education, Humboldt State University
Grace Butcher, Professor Emerita, Kent State University
Neil Nakadate, English, Iowa State University
Marjorie Maddox, Literature and Writing, Lock Haven University
Joseph Stanton, Art, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Dale Ritterbusch, Languages & Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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FRIDAY, June 25, 2004

Session VI 9:00-10:00 a.m.

ZEN AND THE ART OF INTEGRATING SPORT LITERATURE PRESENTATIONS

Chair: Mark Noe
John Slack, English, Florida Memorial College “Baseball and/as Child’s Play: The Peter Pan Syndrome in Kinsella’s ‘Shoeless Joe’”
Eugene McAvoy, Communication and Literature, Pennsylvania College of Technology “Batting From the Left: Sports and the Post-Stonewall Gay Narrative”

Session VII 10:15-11:15 a.m.

WOMEN’S SPORT LITERATURE

Chair: Michele Schiavone
Grace Butcher, Professor Emerita, Kent State University “The Great Equalizer: Review and commentary on ‘Blown Away: American Women and Guns’ by Caitlin Kelly”
Susan J. Bandy, Sports Science, Aarhus University “Body Language and the Female in Women’s Sport Literature”

LUNCH 11:30-12:30 p.m.



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Session VIII 12:45-1:45 p.m.

MEDIA/JOURNALISM

Chair: Judy Hakola
Dennis Gildea, Springfield College “Richard Harding Davis’s ‘Disreputable’ Sports Heroes”
William A. Lehn, English, Youngstown State University “Who’s in Goal? Investigating the Use of Media to Promote Sports During Trying Times in American History”
Robert Gudgel, Business and Computer Technologies, Pennsylvania College of Technology “Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks, How the Oakland A’s Win With No-Name Players and Little Money

Session IX 2:00-3:00 p.m.

FICTION READING II

Chair: Neil Nakadate
Craig Riordan, Health and Physical Education, Humboldt State University “Defy the Gods and Reap the Ill Wind: Adventures and Misadventures in Sailing” (A Dialogue with Dick Stull) and “Hey You, in the Green”
Richard Stull, Health and Physical Education, Humboldt State University

LITTLE LEAGUE HALL OF FAME 3:30-5:30 p.m.

BANQUET 6:30-9:00 p.m. GUEST SPEAKER: Brian DeVido, Author of Every Time I Talk to Liston



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SATURDAY, June 26, 2004

Session X 9:00-10:15 a.m.

OLYMPIC GAMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF BOXING

Chair: Dale Ritterbusch
Jeff Segrave, Physical Education and Dance, Skidmore College “The Olympic Games, 393-1896: The Survival of an Idea in Literature, Music, and Dance
H.R. Stoneback, English, SUNY New Paltz “It’s Not About the Ice; Or, Miracle on a Bike—Lance Armstrong, Ernest Hemingway (of course), The 1980 Olympic Ice Hockey Game, and the ‘Great Strangeness’ of Grace under Pressure”
Marty Gervais, Editor, Black Moss Press “A Show of Hands: Photographs and Dairies of a Border City Boxing Club”

Session X I 10:30-11:30 a.m.

POETRY AND FICTION READING III

Chair: David Vanderwerken
H.R. Stoneback, English, SUNY New Paltz
William Boyle, SUNY New Paltz “Most Precious Blood”
Jerry Amernic, Author “Gift of the Bambino”

Session XII 11:40-12:45 p.m.

TEACHING SPORTS

Chair: Duncan Jamieson
Stephen Mosher , Sport Studies, Ithaca College and Katharine Kittredge, English, Ithaca College “Getting hurt, getting cut, and seeing the spots”: The Ithaca College First Year Seminar: Experiencing College Athletics

BUSINESS MEETING AND LUNCH 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Chair: Duncan Jamieson, SLA President

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FREE TIME 1:45-6:00 p.m.

CROSSCUTTERS GAME 7:05-10:00 p.m.



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SUNDAY, June 27, 2004

Neil Nakadate and Eric Solomon share a sunny bench in Williamsport

Session XIII 9:00- 11:00 a.m.

BASEBALL

Chair: Eric Solomon
Mark Noe, Communication and Literature, Pennsylvania College of Technology “Dreaming of Iowa”
Joseph Stanton, Art, University of Hawaii at Manoa “Painting the Corners: Performing Baseball Art Works as Poems”
Jerry Amernic “Researching: Gift of the Bambino”

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