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    Call for Papers | “Painful Pleasure, Pleasurable Pain”, Special Issue of Journal for the Study of British Cultures | Call ends July 1, 2020

    Pain and pleasure are operative in the negotiation of the limits of the normative and the transgressive, but they are also intertwined within realms that are considered to be part of everyday culture and, as such, challenge the traditional dichotomy associated with both concepts – from the mother giving birth, to the marathon runner pushing his/her body to the limit, to the pleasures arising from modifiable flesh (e.g., tattoos, piercings etc.).

    Call for Abstracts | The Speculative Body: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Televisual Imagination | Call ends October 15, 2018

    We understand “body” in a broad sense, both encompassing but also expanding outside of the (presumed) domains of gender, race, and sexuality to question and destabilize the boundaries of both the human and the national “body”. All disciplines are welcome, but writers must anchor their analysis in a televisual story accessible to US audiences.

    Call for Papers | Endangered bodies: Representing and Policing the Body in Western Popular Culture | International Conference, October 8–9, 2018, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Call ends July 31,...

    The notion of ‘endangered bodies’, or bodies in danger, arises from our concern with current Western political and socio-economic tendencies and practices against the discriminated or disenfranchised Other, whose body is physically, materially and symbolically subjected to internal pressures towards normalization and homogenization.

    Call for Papers | Uniformly discussed: Sportswomen’s apparel | Anthology, edited by Linda K. Fuller. Call ends June 15, 2018

    Titillating or tortuous, appealing or atrocious, skimpy or serious, the uniforms that sportswomen wear have long been under scrutiny. Emphasizing the language of sport, proposals are invited for this edited volume with a working title of Uniformly discussed: Sportswomen’s apparel, with Palgrave Macmillan as a probable publisher.

    Public defence of doctoral thesis | Sexual Relationships between Athletes and Coaches: Love, Sexual Consent, and Abuse by Susanne Johansson

    Coach-athlete sexual relationships (CASR) and sexual harassment and abuse (SHA) in sport can profoundly impact athletes’ welfare and performance. Yet, it is often ignored due to sensitivity, secrecy, and lack of knowledge. This is the first thorough study of SHA in sport and legal, consensual, same-sex CASR in Sweden.

    Call for papers | Edited Collection on Nationalism and Sport

    Athlete as a National Symbol: Nationalism, Sport, and Social Justice, a volume to be edited by Nicholas Villanueva, Jr., Ph.D., Director of Critical Sports Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder. Contributions of particular interest will focus on athletes and social justice. Proposals are due November 1, 2016.

    Call for Papers | Sex and Sexualities in Popular Culture: Feminist Perspectives | November 7th, 2015, Digital Cultures Research Centre, The Watershed, Bristol

    This one-day symposium will open up debates and explore the nuances of sex and sexualities within popular culture and will afford a platform for postgraduate students (MA/MSc onwards) and creative practitioners exploring these areas to meet peers, share work and learn from each other.

    Call for Papers | Sport and Sexuality – IV Congress of History and Sport, Lisbon, 28–29 May 2015

    We seek abstracts of no more than 500 words from persons interested in participating in the II Congress of History and Sport. Please include three key words related to your proposed paper, a brief curriculum vita, academic affiliation and contact information.

    Movies that can be used to discuss gender and sexuality in sport

    This list was compiled by Dr. Dominique Falls, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, assisted by various members of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) listserv.

    PhD Studentship in Sport and Citizenship @ Loughborough University: Sexualities in Sport

    Following the establishment of a ‘mini Centre for Doctoral Training’ (mini-CDT) in Sport and Citizenship at Loughborough University, applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by the University’s Graduate School to start on October 1st 2015. The Sport and Citizenship mini-CDT is a joint initiative of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of...
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