Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy May Day

Happy May Day, which depending on your point of view is a) an outdated secular celebration with pagan roots b) a celebration of worker solidarity with Communist overtones or c) totally irrelevant. But in any event, we do have some things to pass along on this first day of May:

There is a call for papers for the Sport and Religion Forum to be held November 7-10 in Montreal. The topic is Religion and Spirituality in Sports Films. Proposals are due by May 20; for more information contact Eric Bain-Selbo at Western Kentucky--

Sage has just come out with a new book edited by Heather Hundley and Andy Billings. Examining Identity in Sports Media has chapters from JSM contributors Marie Hardin, Lawrence Wenner, Kim Bissell, along with several notable sports media scholars.

And finally, the University of Ottawa and the Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society are sponsoring a student essay competition. Awards (and $400!) will be given for the best 20-30 page essays that best focus on an issue important to sport in Canadian society. For more information, visit the website or contact research coordinator Marcel Fallu at


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