1st Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium: An interdisciplinary conference on the study of Sport. April 28th, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Michael Perry & Dr. Shawn Klein, Rockford College
contact email: 
mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu

Whether one is a participant, a casual spectator, a die-hard fan, or a critic, sport, in all its varieties and forms, plays a significant role in the lives of most people throughout the world. The rhetorical devices employed within and around sports are complex and far-reaching, establishing connections across myriad of discourses.

This symposium will bring together a panel of scholars to discuss themes or issues arising in the study of the rhetoric of sport. The focus of the panel will depend, in part, on the submitted abstracts. Each presenter on a panel will have 20 minutes for their presentation. This will be followed by 10-15 minutes for panelists to respond to each other and then 15 minutes or more for audience Q&A. There will also be a panel on Philosophy and Sport.

Abstract Submission:
Submissions are welcome on any theme or issue arising in the study of the rhetoric of Sport. Abstract should be 300-500 words. Send via email (as PDF) to mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu.

Deadline: Friday, January 6th, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: Feb 1st, 2012

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Perry (Assistant Professor, English Department) at 815-226-4098 or mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu. You may also contact Shawn Klein (Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department) at 815-226-4115 or sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
rhetoric_and_composition