On the same page? The theory-practice divide and
gendered media representations of sport
Northumbria University, London Campus
17th January, 2020
Call for submissions
Keynote speaker: Professor Toni Bruce, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Keynote panel: to be announced in October 2019
The quality and influence of research produced by sports mediascholarsfrom a range of disciplines is improved by both an interdisciplinary approach andthe direct, active involvement of stakeholders.As such, the aim of this one-day conference is to provide a platform for the knowledge exchange between scholars (from a range of disciplines), stakeholders, and practitioners who are united by a focus on sports media.
The event will take stock of the current position by examining notable case studies from the recent past. The event aims to foster new inter- and/or post-disciplinary trajectories and scholarship/practitioner collaborations. More specifically, the event has four objectives:
- To stimulate conversations between academic disciplines, as well as between fields of media policy and practice;
- To elaborate an historically-informed, future-focused research agenda that accounts for the needs and concerns of policy makers and practitioners;
- To disseminate emerging findings and insights to a wide audience of academics and non-academics;
- To identify and agree a series of next steps and practical actions by which to progress the Network and its concerns.
Submissions:We welcome 15-minute papers, multi-media or documentary presentations which 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 research outcomes with media practitioners
- Overcoming gender bias in sports media industries
- Sports media representation of female non-athletes
- Sports media, gender and race
- Inclusive and exclusive framing of trans athletes
Submissions are due by Friday, 11 October 2019 and should:
- Be sent in the form of a Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx)
- Not exceed 300 words
- Include the title of the paper
- Include the author’s full name, title, position and institution
- Include a brief professional biography (not exceeding 50 words)
Submissions should be sent to: SportMediaGender2020@gmail.comwith the subject header: “Abstract: Sports media & gender conference 2020″
It is intended that the symposium will lead to a special edition collection for Routledge’s Advances in Leisure Studies series.
Cost:£15 (Lunch and refreshment provided). For more details and to book a place, please visit the conference website here: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2020/01/sport-media-and-gender-2020/.
A small number of travel and accommodation bursaries are available for Early Career. Details on request.
Venue: Northumbria University London Campus, 110 Middlesex St, Spitalfields, London, E1 7HT
Convenor: Roger Domeneghetti, Senior lecturer in Journalism, Faculty of Arts Design and Social Science, Northumbria University
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