May 31-June 2nd
Call for Papers
Garden and Landscape Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, May 3-4, 2019
CFP: Cultural Studies <> Critical Methodologies
CfP: Sports and Politics
December 15, 2018
20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Dr. Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr., Assistant Professor of American and Environmental History, Queensborough Community College, CUNY, New York, USA
Dr. Frank Jacob, Professor of Global History, Nord University, Norway
In cooperation with
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, New York Office and Verso Books, New York
Landscape, Sport, Environment: The Spaces of Sport from the Early Modern Period to Today
2nd Global Symposium: Sport - Probing the Boundaries
6th to 7th October 2018
Sport plays multiple roles in society. It can be a means of escape, a vehicle for inclusion, a way to generate excitement and fandom, and a showcase for excellence, and it can be all of those things at once. In some contexts it can also be restorative, for fans and participants alike, and provide a means of strengthening or developing resiliency and overall mental health.
Why has sexual violation by powerful men—covered up, denied, suppressed, and repressed for so long—become a powerful theme in the American media since the fall of 2017? Why are men, whose predecessors usually got away with sexual assault, now being exposed, shamed, forced to retire, and sometimes fired for unwanted touching and worse? What makes for this change of standards? Blaming the victim by saying they were “asking for it” is now being challenged. In this issue we are searching for psychodynamic reasons.
CALL FOR PAPERS -- The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of sports for its fall conference to be held at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA., Friday-Saturday Oct. 19-20. Please submit your paper proposal online to Dennis Gildea, sport area chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21-22, 2018 Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences University of Aveiro, Portugal
Prof Richard Giulianotti, Loughborough University | Dr Mark Doidge, University of Brighton