Baseball in Literature & Culture Conference

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Baseball Player Middle Tennessee State University welcomes you to the 18th Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference!

Friday, April 4, 2014
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
James Union Building
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Sponsored by the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University, this conference focuses on the role of baseball in literature and culture. Presentations include papers from baseball scholars on a variety of topics including baseball and social issues, baseball and language, baseball in fiction and poetry, and baseball in drama.

Special Guests

Luncheon Speaker:
Mr. Willie Wilson, former major league outfielder and author of Inside the Park: Running the Base Path of Life

Keynote Address

Mr. Skip Nipper, baseball historian and author of Baseball in Nashville.

Please direct your scheduling or agenda questions to Ron Kates ( or Warren Tormey ( at Middle Tennessee State University.

For additional conference information, please contact Connie Huddleston, events coordinator at (615) 494-7628 or

Special Thanks to: MTSU College of Liberal Arts, MTSU Distinguished Lecture Fund, MTSU African-American History Month Committee, and Virginia Peck Trust Fund

Mailing Address:
Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 70
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office: Peck Hall 302

Chair: Dr. Stephen Severn


Telephone: (615) 898-2648

Fax: (615) 898-5098