Call for Participation | New research agendas for the study of sports media (re)presentation(s) of sportswomen and femininity | Friday 12 October 2018. Booking required

This one day symposium, a 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 be of interest to early career researchers and academics from range of disciplines 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.

Keynote speaker
    • Dr Beth Fielding-Lloyd (Sheffield University)
Keynote panel
    • Dr Carrie Dunn, author The Roar of the Lionesses; Jen O’Neill, editor SheKicks magazine; Dr Beccy Watson, Leeds Beckett University, Kath Woodward, Emeritus Professor The Open University;
    • Dr Naz Ali (University of East London): De-orientialist Representations of Muslim Sportswomen and Femininity in Sports Media: An Orientalist Challenge
    • Dr Ali Bowes (Loughborough College) & Dr Niamh Kitching (Limerick Institute of Technology): “Battle of the Sixes”: Investigating Media Representations of Female Professional Golfers competing in a Men’s Tour Event
    • Alex Culvin (University of Central Lancashire): New Realities of Professional Women Footballers in England
    • Dr Gary James (De Montfort University): Women, Football and the Media: Reflections 1970 to 2018
    • Sandra Kyeremeh (University of Padova): “Black women’s sporting bodies in Italian sport. An intersectional approach to Italian Sport
    • Pete Lansley (University of Derby): Utilising experiential learning to underpin the University of Derby’s bid to break down gender stereotypes within football journalism
    • Elizabeth McLaughlin & Dr Kathryn Burnett (both University of the West of Scotland): “A Women’s Game? Maybe aye. Maybe naw”: Examining the gendered context of Scotland’s sports journalism learning through the Girls Do Sport project
    • Anamaria Nicola (University of Bucharest): Women reporters are excluded from “serious” beats in the only sports paper left in Romania

[Please note that the programme published here should be considered provisional. Every effort will be made to minimise changes but unavoidable scheduling requirements can necessitate changes to the participation of speakers that are beyond our control].

Event Details
Venue Conference: Hedley Suite, Sandyford Building, Northumbria University City Campus, Newcastle, NE1 8ST
Date: Friday 12 October 2018
Time: 9am-5pm
Booking: BSA Members: £5; Non-members: £15 (Lunch and refreshment provided)
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