Friday, November 16, 2007

Holiday Breaks, Odds and Ends

Yes, it's a little early ... but we're off all next week at Ole Miss, so this could be the last post for awhile. Maybe not, given all the sports that are taking place in the next week or so. For now, let's dig in to some early leftovers that need mentioning--
Congratulations to Andy Billings at Clemson for his fine work on the Third Summit on Sport Communication. The summit will take place Feb. 28-March 1 at Clemson. There's more information available on the summit and the program schedule.
We should also mention the NCA conference currently going on in Chicago. For those of you interested, there are two sports panels taking place on Saturday the 16th. The convention is at the Chicago Hilton:
From Sorenstam to Sharapova: Gender, Sexuality and Fandom in Sports Media
Fri, Nov 16 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Silent sexuality: An examination of the role(s) fans play in hiding athlete's sexuality
*David J Airne (University of Alabama)
Maria Sharapova, NIKE, and the discursive (re)production of gender
*Joseph W Anderson (University of Utah)
Rhetorical construction and negotiation of professional women golfers
*Anne M Bialowas (University of Utah)
Staying in bounds: Sports magazines and the policing of gender roles
*Martin J Lang (Gustavus Adolphus College)
Rules of play: The lesbian athlete taboo in professional sports
*Adrienne Shaw (The Anneberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania)
Gender, Sport, and the Media: Portraying Power and Patriarchy
Fri, Nov 16 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Gendered Sports Dirt: Interrogating Sex and the Single Beer Commercial
*Lawrence A. Wenner (Loyola Marymount Univ)
Beauty or Brawn?: Visual Perceptions of Attractiveness and Athleticism in Athletes
*Andrea Holt Duke (University of Alabama)
Mixed Messages?: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Golf for Women Magazine
*Heather L. Hundley (California State Univ, San Bernardino)
Framing Athletes as Women: Sex, Soccer and the 'Miss World Cup
*Lindsey Mean (Arizona State Univ West)
Respondent: Andrew C. Billings (Clemson University)


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