Annual Conference

SPORT LITERATURE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE XXXIX

Conference dates: Wednesday June 15 – Saturday June 18

Hosted online via Zoom. All times are US Eastern Daylight time

Host: Jamie Dopp

Program Chair: Angie Abdou

President: Kasey Symons

Program

DAY ONE

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

9.00am-9.20am: Welcome

Host: Jamie Dopp

President: Kasey Symons

Housekeeping and Zoom: Jamie Dopp

Session One: 9.30am-11.30am

Disruptions – Panel Chair: Angie Abdou

9.30am: Disrupting the Dominant Gaze: Claudia Rankine’s Portraits of Serena Williams

Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter, Ball State University

9.55am: Unheralded: The Shadow Canon of Interwar Boxing Literature

Josh Sopiarz, Governors State University

10.20am: Skateboarding in Place: Creating and Reclaiming Namescapes Through ‘Skatescapes’; Kim Shortreed, University of Victoria

10.45am: A Heroic female coach in Chinese movie: Peter Chan’s Leap (2020)

Siyao Lin, University of Limoges,

11.05am: Q & A     

11.30am: Break     

Session Two: 2.00pm-3.45pm

Creative Session I – Panel Chair: Emily Ruth Rutter

2.00pm: The Mighty Oak

Jeff Bens, Manhattanville College

2.25pm: “Feeds”

Scott Palmieri, Johnson & Wales University

2.50pm: Heading North

Holly Wendt, Lebanon Valley College

3.15pm: She Scores at the Euros

Gráinne Daly, University College Dublin

3.40pm: Q & A      

3.45pm: End of Day 1 messages


DAY TWO

Thursday, June 16, 2022

10.15am: Welcome

Session Three: 10.30am-12.20pm

Panel Chair: Joyce Duncan

Transcendence, Theatrics, & Transdisciplinarity

10:30am: Patrick Imbert’s The Summit of the Gods (2021): picturing sport and transcendence in animation films

Thomas Bauer, University of Limoges and Maxence Leconte, Trinity (Texas)

10:55am: Ted Lasso and Transdisciplinarity

David Kilpatrick, Mercy College

11:20am: Playing for Sports: Sports Plays as a Theatrical Endeavor

Michael Lawrence Franz, Florida State University

11:45am: Transformation of a sport antihero on screen

Paulina Korzeniewska, University of Zielona Gora

12:10pm: Q & A

12.20pm: Break   

Extended lunch hour

Session Five: 2.00pm-3:15pm

Gender and Sexuality in Sport Literature: Mark Noe

2.00pm: Female Voices in Danish Sport Literature

Preben Kærsgaard Philipson, Denmark

2.25pm: What’s Queer about Queer Hockey Literature? Homonormativity in the Lesbian Hockey Romance Genre;

Jamie Ryan, Queens University

JAMIE RYAN IS THE 2022 LYLE OLSEN AWARD WINNER

2.50pm: The role of display masculinity in Gabe Habash’s

Tommaso Villa, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

TOMMASO VILLA IS THE 2022 RUNNER-UP FOR THE LYLE OLSEN AWARD

3.15pm: Mid-session break    

Session 5, part 2: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Sports and Politics: Jamie Dopp

3:30pm: Trusting the need for risk: art and motorcycling in The Flamethrowers

Misao Dean, University of Victoria

3:55pm: Football and Fascism in Spanish Short Stories of the 1960s

Adam Winkel, High Point University

4:20pm: Banning Sports? That’s Out of Bounds

Charmayne Mulligan, Davenport

4:45pm: Q & A      

5:00pm: End of day 2 messages


DAY THREE

Friday, June 17, 2022

9.00am: Welcome

Session Six: 9.15am-11.15am

Baseball and Football – Panel Chair: Phil Wedge

9:15am: What’s in a Name? Cleveland Indians to Guardians: How a Team’s Name Feels to Fans

Ken Moon, Iowa Western Community College

9:40am: Primal Beings: Representations of the Frontier in Don DeLillo’s End Zone

Thomas Ross Griffin, Qatar University

10:05am: Baseball and Literature in Venezuela: an overlooked (love) story

Wladimir Márquez Jiménez, Regis University

10.30am: Q & A    

11:00am: Break     

Session Seven: 12.30pm

Virtual Business Meeting

12.30pm: Association Announcements

Session Eight: 1.00pm-3.00pm

Poetry Session – Panel Chair: Jeremy Larance

1.00pm: Poetry

Mark D. Bennion, Brigham-Young University Idaho

1.25pm: Grappling with the Impossible, Skateboard Poems

Kim Shortreed, University of Victoria

1:50pm: “We are Seven”: A Tale of Two Poems

Richard Harrison, Mount Royal University

2:10pm: Q &A

2:30pm: Break

Session Nine: 2:45pm-4:00pm

Special Panel for Stoney – Panel Chair: Susan Bandy

Dick Crepeau, Don Johnson, Ron Smith, Susan Bandy

Followed by cocktails and social   


DAY FOUR

Saturday, June 18, 2022

10.00am: Welcome

Session Ten: 10.15am-11.45am

Aesthetics in Sport and Sport Lit – Panel Chair: Joyce Duncan

10.15am: Sports Poetry in Poland – Kazimierz Wierzyński, Krzysztof Zuchora and Other Selected Examples

Michaeł Mazurkiewicz, Poland

10.40am: Henry de Montherlant and the Aesthetics of Athleticism

Roxanna Curto, University of Iowa

11:05am: BeatBoxing: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fight Game

Todd Snyder, Siena College, Albany

11.30am: Q & A

Lunch Break

Session Eleven: 1.00pm-3.30pm

Final Reflections– Panel Chair: Fred Mason

1.00pm: Angling for Inclusion: Race and Ethnicity in the Sport of Fly Fishing

Cory Willard, Mount Royal University

1:25pm: Cricket, War, and Imperial Heroism in Sir Henry Newbolt’s “Vitaï Lampada”

Jeremy Larance, West Liberty

1:50pm: Creative Writing, Collaboration and Maximising Conference Connections: A reflection on the collaborative environment of the Sport Literature Association

Kasey Symons, Swinburne University of Technology and Lee McGowan, University of the Sunshine Coast

2:15pm: Discussion

2:30pm: Closing Remarks

Membership

All presenters and conference attendees must be current members of the Sport Literature Association. For information on membership, click here.

To renew or become a member of the SLA, please contact Dr. Joyce Duncan at joyced1001@cs.com


Past Conferences

2021   .pdf program   Online Zoom Conference
.pdf proceedings
President: Bruce Pratt, University of Maine
Program Chair: Kasey Symons, Swinburne University
Host: Fred Mason, University of New Brunswick
Virtual Program Coordinator: Jeremy Larance, West Liberty University

2020   .pdf program   Online Zoom Conference
.pdf proceedings
President: Fred Mason, University of New Brunswick
Program Chair: Bruce Pratt, University of Maine
Host: Scott Peterson, University of Missouri
Virtual Program Coordinator: Jeremy Larance, West Liberty University

2019   .pdf program   University of Limoges
President: Angie Abdou, Athabasca University
Program Chair: Fred Mason, University of New Brunswick
Host: Thomas Bauer, U of Limoges

2018   .pdf program   University of Kansas
President: Richard McGehee, University of Texas, Austin
Program Chair: Angie Abdou, Athabasca University
Host: Phil Wedge, U of Kansas

2017   .pdf program   West Liberty University, WV
President: Cory Willard, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Program Chair: Richard McGehee, University of Texas, Austin
Host: Jeremy Larance, West Liberty University

2016   .pdf program   University of New Brunswick
President: Kyle Belanger, Springfield College
Program Chair: Cory Willard, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Host: Fred Mason, UNB

2015  .pdf program East Tennessee State University
President: Jamie Dopp, University of Victoria
Program Chair: Kyle Belanger, Springfield College
Hosts: Joyce Duncan & Don Johnson, ETSU

2014  .pdf program College of the Rockies, British Columbia
President: Jeremy Larance, West Liberty University
Program Chair: Jamie Dopp, University of Victoria
Host: Angie Abdou, College of the Rockies

2013  .pdf program Monmouth University, New Jersey
President: Duncan Jamieson, Ashland University
Program Chair: Jeremy Larance, West Liberty University
Host: Frank Fury, Monmouth U

2012 .pdf program  Springfield College, Massachusetts
President and Host: Dennis Gildea, Springfield College
Program Chair: Duncan Jamieson, Ashland University

2011  .pdf program University of Maine, Orono
President: Julian Meldon D’Arcy, University of Iceland
Program Chairs: John Slack, Florida Memorial University, and Dennis Gildea, Springfield College
Hosts: Scott Peterson & Judy Hakola, U of Maine

2010 .pdf program  Pennsylvania College of Technology
President and Host: Mark Noe, Penn College
Program Chair: Julian Meldon D’Arcy, University of Iceland

2009  .pdf program University of Western Ontario
President: Michelle Sanders, Abilene Christian University
Program Chair: Mark Noe, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Host: Don Morrow, UWO

2008  .pdf program East Tennessee State University
President: Craig Riordan, Humboldt State University
Program Chair: Michelle Sanders, Abilene Christian University
Hosts: Joyce Duncan & Don Johnson, ETSU

2007  .pdf program Skidmore College
President: John Slack, Florida Memorial University
Program Chair: Craig Riordan, Humboldt State University
Hosts: Dan Nathan & Jeff Segrave, Skidmore

2006  .pdf program Humboldt State University
President: Michele Schiavone, Marshall University
Program Chair: John Slack, Florida Memorial University
Host: Craig Riordan, Humboldt State

2005  .pdf program Iowa State University
President: Dale Ritterbusch, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Program Chair: Michele Schiavone, Marshall University
Host: Neil Nakadate, Iowa State

2004   .pdf program Pennsylvania College of Technology
President: Duncan Jamieson, Ashland University
Program Chair: Dale Ritterbusch, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Host: Mark Noe, Penn College

2003 .pdf program   Springfield College, Massachusetts
President: Judy Hakola, University of Maine
Program Chair: Duncan Jamieson, Ashland University
Hosts: Dennis Gildea & Ed Sims, Springfield College

2002 .pdf program   University of Western Ontario
President: Dick Stull, Humboldt State University
Program Chair: Judy Hakola, University of Maine
Hosts: Don Morrow & Glynn Leyshon, UWO

2001 .pdf program   East Tennessee State University
President: Gregg Neikirk, Westfield State College
Program Chair: Dick Stull, Humboldt State University
Hosts: Don Johnson & Joyce Duncan, ETSU

2000 .pdf program   Humboldt State University
President: Sidney Vance, University of Montevallo
Program Chair: Gregg Neikirk, Westfield State College
Host: Dick Stull, Humboldt State

1999 .pdf program   Westfield State College, Massachusetts
President: Tim Morris, University of Texas at Arlington
Program Chairs: Sidney Vance, University of Montevallo; HR Stoneback, SUNY-New Paltz
Host: Gregg Neikirk, Westfield State

1998 .pdf program   University of Montevallo, Alabama
President: Don Morrow, University of Western Ontario
Program Chair: Tim Morris, University of Texas at Arlington
Host: Sidney Vance, U of Montevallo

1997 .pdf program   Ithaca College
President: Judy Hakola, University of Maine
Program Chair: Don Morrow, University of Western Ontario
Host: Steve Mosher, Ithaca College

1996 .pdf program   University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
President: Steve Mosher, Ithaca College
Program Chair: Judy Hakola, University of Maine
Host: Richard Doxtator, UW-Stevens Point

1995 .pdf program   University of Maine, Orono
President: David Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
Program Chair: Steve Mosher, Ithaca College
Host: Judy Hakola, University of Maine

1994 .pdf program   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
President: Bill Plott, The Birmingham News
Program Chair: David Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
Host: Ron Hyatt, UNC

1993 .pdf program   joint meeting with NASSH
Albuquerque Academy
President: Gailmarie Pahmeier-Henry, University of Nevada
Program Chair: Bill Plott, The Birmingham News
Host: David Barney, Albuquerque Academy

1992 .pdf program   University of Western Ontario
President: John Pyros, Tarpon Springs, FL
Program Chair: Gailmarie Pahmeier-Henry, University of Nevada
Host: Glynn Leyshon, UWO

1991 .pdf program   Springfield College, Massachusetts
President: Judy Hakola, University of Maine
Program Chair: John Pyros, Tarpon Springs, FL
Host: Ed Sims, Springfield College

1990 .pdf program   Florence, Oregon
President: Harry Opperman, Texas Christian University
Program Chair: Judy Hakola, University of Maine
Host: Michael Oriard, Oregon State

1989 .pdf program   joint meeting with NASSH
Clemson University
President: Ed Sims, Springfield College
Program Chair: Harry Opperman, Texas Christian University
Host: Joe Arbena, Clemson

1988 .pdf program   East Tennessee State University
President: Richard Keller, Emporia State University
Program Chair: Ed Sims, Springfield College
Host: Don Johnson, ETSU

1987 .pdf program   joint meeting with Philosophic Society for the Study of Sport
Texas Christian University
President: David Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
Program Chair: Richard Keller, Emporia State University
Hosts: Spencer Worth & David Vanderwerken, TCU

1986 .pdf program   University of San Diego
President: David Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
Program Chair: David Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
Host: Fred Boe, San Diego State

1985 .pdf program   University of San Diego
President: David Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
Program Chair: Lyle Olsen, San Diego State
Host: Dick Wells

1984 .pdf program   University of California, San Diego
President: Ralph Grawunder, San Diego State
Program Chair: Susan Bandy, San Diego State
Host: Lyle Olsen, San Diego State