Event Apr 05

Abstract Feb 01

Eighteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

Event: 04/05/2013
Abstract: 02/01/2013
Categories: American, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, African-American, Genre & Form, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Poetry, Graduate Conference, Interdisciplinary, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Popular Culture, World Literatures, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Hispanic & Latino, Native American
Location: Murfreesboro, Tn
Organization: Middle Tennessee State University

Eighteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture

April 5, 2013

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Hazucha, Ottawa University

Luncheon Speaker: Former Major League ballplayer TBA (I can't divulge the identity now, but we're working on bringing in someone well-known).

The eighteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is soliciting 1-2 page proposals for presentations to be given at the conference on Friday, April 5, 2013. Presenters will have 10-15 minutes in both traditional and table-talk sessions. Proposals should summarize the talk as clearly as possible. The conference theme defines “culture” loosely: in addition to baseball literature, topics could include aspects of baseball history, baseball in painting or music, readings of creative works (fiction, non-fiction essays, poems, plays), and so on. All presentations must follow the 10-15 minute format. Proposals by graduate students are welcomed. We would also consider proposals including undergraduates as part of a panel presentation. Statistical analyses of teams and players are not wanted.

Proposals should make clear how baseball relates to some aspect of local, ethnic, regional, national or international culture; we are particularly interested in accepting proposals for multi-disciplinary essays that examine the intersection of baseball and class in American and global cultures.

Proposals should be sent to Dr. Ron Kates (Ron.Kates@mtsu.edu). Include on the proposal your name, address, phone number, school affiliation, and e-mail address. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2013. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 11, 2013. Conference registration fee is $70 (for both presenters and attendees), which may be paid either in person or by mail.

Contact Email: ron.kates@mtsu.edu