The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, November 12-15, 2020.

In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2020 Annual Meeting theme: “Creativity Within Revolt.” Per the ASA website: “the theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting encourages a rigorously critical conceptualization of both “creativity” and “revolt,” as well as an interrogation of what it might mean to inhabit the “within” of revolt. What imaginative and practical possibilities are (simultaneously) opened when people move against seemingly immovable systems of violent domination? How might revolt itself be conceptualized as a creative and artistic form, catalyzing as it actively produces new ways of interacting with what Sylvia Wynter calls the “praxis of human being?” The Sports Studies Caucus likewise encourages panel submissions that engage Baltimore, the mid-Atlantic sportscape, and its role in the sporting cultures of the Americas.

We also urge interested parties to consider non-traditional panel formats and the creation of interlocking or related panel sessions. For more information on preparing a proposal, visit and scroll down to item #8 “What alternative formats will be accepted.”

Have a panel idea? Visit our web page Facebook page ( to seek like-minded presenters, or contact Noah Cohan at []. Panel proposals submitted by Jan. 17 will be considered for caucus sponsorship by a vote of our members. To be considered, please e-mail with a list of panelists and an abstract of 300 words. 

For more information on the American Studies Association and its Annual Meeting, visit

Interested in joining the Sports Studies Caucus? Visit our page and join the conversation:
Post date: November 25, 2019

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