CFP | 22.6. | Sports media and femininity

The symposium “New research agendas for the study of sports media (re)presentation(s) of sportswomen and femininity” is calling for papers. The event will be held at the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences of Northumbria University on 12th October 2018.

This one-day BSA Early Career Forum event provides an inter/cross-disciplinary platform to explore different ways we come to know, understand, collaborate on and communicate research of the gendered nature of sports media, in particular the representation of femininity. It will bring together early career researchers and academics from range of disciplines (including, but not limited to, sociology, cultural studies, human geography and politics) who are interested in exploring the construction of gendered identity in modern mediated sport, and who would like to make an ongoing contribution to an inter-disciplinary understanding of sports media.

The symposium welcomes 15-minute papers, multi-media or documentary presentations.

The papers should address the study of the gendered nature of sports media, including but not limited to such topics as:

* Methodological innovation
* Pathways to inter-disciplinary collaboration
* Sharing outcomes with media practitioners
* Gender bias in sports media industries
* Sports media representation of female non-athletes
* Sports media, gender and race
* The impact of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in Sports media
* Inclusive and exclusive framing of trans athletes

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Deadline for 200-word abstracts is 22 June 2018.

Link to full call for papers.

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