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Sport, Gender and Media Conference

Centre for Women’s Studies
Berrick Saul Building
The University of York, UK
10th March, 9.00-18.00

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£10 pound York student; £15 pound general admission (lunch and coffee breaks provided)

Conference Schedule

9.00 – 9.30: Registration/Coffee/Welcome

9.35-10.35: Spectatorship/Fandom Football
Dr. Stacey Pope, University of Bedfordshire, ‘Who Could Name an England Women’s Footballer?’: Views and Perceptions of Women’s Football
Carrie Dunn, Sheffield Hallam University, Female football fans and their perception of the gendered nature of football media

10.45 – 12.15: Femininities: How Some Women are Positioned within Sport
Irene Dioli, University of Bologna, ‘Nation, family, and the swimming pool’. Self-portrait of sports star Federica Pellegrini in the year of Italy’s patriotic spree
Dr. Meredith Nash, University of Tasmania, ‘You don’t train for a marathon sitting on the couch’: A critical look at Australian performances of pregnancy ‘fitness’, ‘good’ motherhood
Somayyeh Mottaghi and Tina Amirhosein, University of York, Media and Women’s Sports: An Iranian case study

12.15 – 13.00: Lunch

13.00 – 13.45 Roundtable
Katherine Chan, University of York, Media, (Dis)-ability and Gender

14.00 – 15.00 Masculinities: Gender Portrayal, Perception and Rethinking in Sport
Gordon Tait, University of Newcastle, Weekend Warriors: Football hooliganism, the carnival, and a zone of remasculinization
Peter Gavigan, University of Sussex, Masculinity, Femininity and Performing Gender in the (Sub)Culture of Bodybuilding

14.00 – 15.00 Critical Readings
Dr. Philippa Velija, University of York Saint John, “The batting is fragile and uncertain”: Print Media Representations of Female Cricketers from 1998-2008
Helen Spandler and Mick Mckeown, University of Central Lancashire, A Critical Exploration of Using Football in Health and Welfare Programs

15.15 – 16.45 Avoiding Cliches
Christiana Schallholm, University of Augsburg, Who bears the blame for the drop out of the Women’s World Cup? A content analysis about the apportionment of blame for the defeat of Germany’s soccer ladies
Laura Gubby, Canterbury Christ Church University, Current discussions on the pressures for, and the potential impacts of, korfball being awarded entry into the sport-gender-media nexus
Maddie Breeze, University of Edinburgh, Becoming-Legitimate: Roller Derby, Gender and Skater-Produced Media

17.00 – 18.00 Gendered Displays in Swimming
Keith Myerscough, Blackpool University Centre, Nymphs, Naiads and Natation
Lucretia Knapp, Smith College, ‘Swim Suit’