Sport Literature Association

June 19-22, 2019

Limoges (France)

 Abstract Deadline: March 30, 2019

 The 36th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22, 2019, at University of Limoges (France). Limoges is located in the Middle West of France about 135 miles northeast of Bordeaux. 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 presenter’s 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 panels by March 30, 2019, to the program chair Fred Mason ( and copy to the host Thomas Bauer (

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.