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Baseball/literature/culture : essays, 2002-2003

Author: Peter Carino
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Carino
ISBN: 0786418516 9780786418510
OCLC Number: 54425096
Notes: "Since 1995, the Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has provided a venue for scholars to present their research on baseball a literary subject matter and cultural institution. Nineteen essays presented at the 2002 and 2003 ISU conferences are published in this work."--Back cover.
Description: vii, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Peter Carino --
Part I : Baseball in literature and film --
1. A field of questions : W.P. Kinsella comes to Ithaca / Andrew Anderson --
2. Jon Billman's "Indians" and American Indian exhibition baseball teams / Jeffrey Powers-Beck --
3. "Dad--Can we have a catch?" Images of fatherhood and redemption in three baseball films / Scott Jensen and Joseph Schuster --
4. Mick Cochrane's "Sport" and the mythic symbol of fathers playing catch with sons / Matthew C. Brennan --
5. Nelson Algren's Chicago : the Black Sox scandal, McCarthyism, and the truth about Cubs fans / Andy Hazucha --
6. "You don't play the angles, you're a sap" : John Sayles, Eliot Asinof, baseball, labor, and Chicago in 1919 / Warren Tormey --
7. "The proper distance for worship" : art worlds and assimilation narratives in "The Celebrant" / Ronald Kates --
8. Nine assists and no errors : rediscovering the baseball fiction of Charles Van Loan / Trey Strecker --
Part II : Baseball in American culture --
9. Baseball, scholarship, and the "Duty to justice" / Frank D. Rashid --
10. Is baseball an American religion? a sociological analysis / Toby Ziglar --
11. Home run derby versus the pitchers' duel : could the need for instant gratification ruin baseball? / Joan M. Thomas --
12. (Caray)³ : baseball as narrated on television / Gerald C. Wood --
13. Baseball immortals : character and performance on and off the field / Ron Rembert --
14. Forces of darkness and light : the cultural significance of transitions in baseball history / David Shiner --
15. Lessons to be learned from "Only the ball was white" : similarities between the Negro leagues and African-Americans in baseball today / David C. Ogden --
16. From "Game winning home run" to "Walk-off" : baseball jargon and the discourse of modern American life / William A. Lehn --
17. Nineteenth-century and Black baseball in Indianapolis / W.C. Madden --
18. Interviewing a local legend : Preacher Roe and Ozark culture / Dave Malone --
19. Which ball is in play? Lasting images of Stan Musial at Wrigley Field / Robert E. Meyer.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Carino.
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