the 2005 sla conference program:
iowa state university
ames, iowa

neil nakadate, host
michele schiavone, program chair

John Slack, Mark Noe, and Ed Sims in Ames

wed 6.22     thurs 6.23     fri 6.24     sat 6.25     sun 6.26

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2005

REGISTRATION Noon-5:00 p.m., Maple Hall (Maple-Willow-Larch complex)


THURSDAY, June 23, 2005

REGISTRATION 7:00-9:00 a.m. Union Drive Community Center (UDCC) 136
BREAKFAST 6:45-8:45 a.m. Union Drive Market Place [UDCC]
WELCOME TO IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 9:00 a.m.

[All sessions except Session 5 will be in UDCC 136]

Session 1 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Sport Literature and Culture

Chair: Dale Ritterbusch
Tim Morris, English, University of Texas at Arlington, "Young Adult Civil War Sport Fiction"
Michele Schiavone, English, Marshall University, "African- American Baseball Autobiographies and Slave Narratives"
Duncan Jamieson, History, Ashland University, "The Bicycle and Vietnam"

Session 2 10:45 a.m.-Noon

Poetry and Birding

Chair: Michele Schiavone
Don Johnson, English, East Tennessee State University, "Playing Through the Dark: Blindness as a Vehicle for Transcendence in Selected Sports Poems"
Philip Wedge, English, University of Kansas, "High Island Blues: the Sport of Birding in the Novels of Ann Cleeves"
Mark Noe, Communication and Literature, Pennsylvania College of Technology, "Clare and Play"

LUNCH 12:00-1:00 Union Drive Market Place



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Session 3 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Courts and Channels: Playing Between the Lines

Chair: Judy Hakola
David McNeil, English, Dalhousie University, "David Foster Wallace and Writing Tennis: Game, Set, Match"
Chris Risker, Management, Webster University, "Is the Running Literature Losing the Race?"

Session 4 3:00-4:15 p.m.

FICTION I

Chair: Richard Stull
Craig Riordan, Health and Physical Education, Humboldt State University, "Still the Captain"
Scott Peterson, English, University of Maine, "Into the Bughouse"
Norman German, Humanities, Southeastern Louisiana University, "The Havana Home Run"

DINNER 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Session 5 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Poetry Reading Maintenance Shop [Memorial Union]
[Co-sponsored by Writer's Bloc, Iowa State Department of English]

Chair: Don Johnson
Neil Nakadate, English, Iowa State University
Dale Ritterbusch, Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Luke Southworth, English, Iowa State University
Richard Stull, Health and Physical Education, Humboldt State University
Marty Gervais, Editor, Black Moss Press
John B. Lee, Poet, Black Moss Press
Ron Smith, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA

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FRIDAY, June 24, 2005

BREAKFAST 6:45-8:15 A.M. Union Drive Market Place

[All sessions in UDCC 136]

Session 6 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Sport and Play in Film

Chair: Richard Stull
John Slack, English, Florida Memorial College, "Baseball Diamonds Are Forever: Undying Sports Legends and Other Folklore in the Film The Sandlot"
Judy Hakola, English, University of Maine, "The Sounds of 'Lights'"
Lee Poague, English, Iowa State University, "The Play of Rhetoric in Frank Capra and Spike Lee"

Session 7 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Who's on First: A Comic Look at Baseball

Chair: Tim Morris
Gloria Betcher, English, Iowa State University, and Alan Baragona, English and Fine Arts, Virginia Military Institute, "The Wife of Bat: Desire and Fulfillment on The Cranberry Trail"
Eric Solomon, English (Emeritus), San Francisco State University, "Baseball Anthologized Forever: Boyle's 'The Hector Quesadilla Story'"
Scott Peterson, English, University of Maine, "Lardner to Harris to Plimpton: The Development of the Postmodern Comic Voice"

LUNCH 11:30-12:45 p.m. Union Drive Market Place



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Session 8 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Fiction II

Chair: Eric Solomon
Don Johnson, English, East Tennessee State University, from Blue Winged Olive
Tim Denevi, English, University of Hawaii, "The Creation of Baseball"
Michael Stephens, English, Camden County High School, Kingsland, GA, "The Joe Torre Phenomenon"

Session 9 2:30-4:00 p.m.

(Post)modern Sightings: Sports Commentary

Chair: John Slack
Norman German, Humanities, Southeastern Louisiana University, "Rehabilitating Hemingway"
Julian D'Arcy, English, University of Iceland, "'Glory, Glory to the Black and Orange!': Princeton, Football, and the Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald"
Richard Landon, American Studies, University of Iowa, "Sport Fiction and the Untellable: Cliché and Language in Don DeLillo's End Zone"
Mindi McMann, English, University of Kansas, "Fighting Back, Refusing to be Ground Down: Manifestations of Resistance and Hegemony in John King's The Football Factory"

Vans leave for I-Cubs game [Maple-Willow-Larch parking lot] 5:30 p.m.

IOWA CUBS GAME (Des Moines) 7:05 p.m.



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SATURDAY, June 25, 2005

BREAKFAST 7:45-8:45 A.M. Union Drive Market Place

[All sessions in UDCC 136]

Session 10 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Women in Sport: Images and Narratives

Chair: Susan Bandy
Kathy Porter, English, University of Texas at Arlington, "Baseball Babes: How Hollywood Views the Women of Baseball Literature"
Michelle Sanders, English, University of Texas at Arlington, "Troubled Bodies: The Construction of Femininity in Female Athletes"
Kelly Belanger, English, University of Wyoming, and Katy Brown, Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Wyoming, "Girls' and Women's Sports Literature as Title IX Narratives"

Session 11 10:45-noon

Traditions

Chair: Mark Noe
Jaime Schultz, Health and Sports Studies, University of Iowa (Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Winner), "The Legend of Jack Trice and The Campaign for Jack Trice Stadium, 1973-1984"
Susan Bandy, Sports Science, Aarhus University, and Ed Sims, English (Emeritus), Springfield College, History of SLA

BUSINESS MEETING AND BOX LUNCH 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Chair: Dale Ritterbusch, SLA President

Session 12 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Place and Story

Chair: Joyce Duncan
Sylvester Frazier, English, University of Texas at Arlington, "I Can Say We: Sports Stadiums as Public Spaces"
Craig Forney, Religious Studies, Arizona State University, "Trinity of American Sacred Stories"
Zachary Jack, English, North Central College, "The Literary Sports Journalist: Genre Collusion in Community Journalism"

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Session 13 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Original Work

Chair: Scott Peterson
Marty Gervais, Editor, Black Moss Press, Short Film on Ice Hockey
Richard Stull, Health and Physical Education, Humboldt State University, "Out on the Wing" (feature cartoon)
Grace Butcher, English (Emerita), Kent State University, "The Voice"

Tim Morris and Michele Schiavone at the banquet

BANQUET 6:30-9:00 p.m. Cardinal Room [Memorial Union]
Guest Speaker: Michael Gartner, Majority Owner, Iowa Cubs



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SUNDAY, June 26, 2005

BREAKFAST 7:45-8:45 A.M. Union Drive Market Place

[All sessions in UDCC 136]

Session 14 9:00-10:30 a.m.

In the Margins of Sport Discourse

Chair: Julian D'Arcy
Alan Baragona, English and Fine Arts, Virginia Military Institute, "The World's Shortest Short Story: A Tale Without Words"
Craig Riordan, Health and Physical Education, Humboldt State University, "The Sports Novel and the Creation of a Tourist Destination"
Kevin Brooks, English, North Dakota State University, "McLuhanesque Meditations on Sports and Literature"

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