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Sport, Media and Gender 2020

Northumbria University London Campus

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On the same page? The theory-practice divide and gendered media representations of sport

Keynote Speaker: Professor Toni Bruce, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keynote Panel: 

  • Dr Beth Fielding-Lloyd, Sheffield Hallam University;
  • Dr Stefan Lawrence, Newman University;
  • Leon Mann, founder of The Black Collective of Media in Sport
  • Jane Purdon, CEO of Women in Football.

Panel 1: Nationality

  • At the Crossroads: Examining (re)presentations of women’s team sport in the English National Press 2010-2018; Scot Williams, Northumbria University
  • The Solheim Cup: Media Representations of Women’s Golf, Gender and (Supra-)National Identity; Dr. Ali Bowes, Nottingham Trent University & Dr. Niamh Kitching, Mary Immaculate College (not attending).
  • Frozen Out: Audiences, Affect and Women’s Ice Hockey; Dr. Donna Gall, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Panel 2: Practice

  • 20 x 20: What, How, So What?; Dr Katie Liston, Senior Lecturer, Ulster University & Mary O’Connor’ Chief Executive, Federation of Irish Sport
  • Objectification of women journalists in sports media. A case study of roles in Romanian television; Dr Anamaria Nicola, University of Bucharest
  • Fragile masculinity online: Twitter comments during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup; Dr. Dağhan Irak, University Aix-Marseille

Panel 3: Bodies

  • Beyond the shadow of the supercrip: A new framework for understanding the gendered cultural (re)production of Paralympic media narratives; Dr Emma Pullen; Loughborough University; Dr Daniel Jackson, Bournemouth University & Prof. Michael Silk, Bournemouth University
  • A Case for The Hybrid Media System Theory in the Representations of Trans-Athletes;Gabe Knott-Fayle, PhD candidate Loughborough University
  • Soft Borders and Menstrual Tensions: Resisting hegemonic narratives in boxing; Dr Sarah Crews, University of South Wales & Dr Solomon Lennox, University of Northumbria

The quality and influence of research produced by sports media scholars from a range of disciplines is improved by both an interdisciplinary approach and the direct, active involvement of stakeholders. As such, the Sport, Media and Gender 2020 conference will provide a platform for the knowledge exchange between scholars (from a range of disciplines), stakeholders, and practitioners who are united by a focus on sports media.

The event will take stock of the current position by examining notable case studies from the recent past. The event aims to foster new inter- and/or post-disciplinary trajectories and scholarship/practitioner collaborations. More specifically, the event has four objectives:

  1. To stimulate conversations between academic disciplines, as well as between fields of media policy and practice;
  2. To elaborate an historically-informed, future-focused research agenda that accounts for the needs and concerns of policy makers and practitioners;
  3. To disseminate emerging findings and insights to a wide audience of academics and non-academics;
  4. To identify and agree a series of next steps and practical actions by which to progress the Network and its concerns.

Conference convener: Roger Domeneghetti, Northumbria University

Conference Programme

The programme is being complied and will be posted prior to the conference.

Further Information, Registration and Fees

  • Date of event: 17th January, 2020
  • Last booking for event: 10th January, 2020

The aim of the Sport, Media and Gender 2020 conference is to provide a platform for the knowledge exchange between scholars (from a range of disciplines), stakeholders, and practitioners who are united by a focus on sports media.

The event will take stock of the current position by examining notable case studies from the recent past. The event aims to foster new inter- and/or post-disciplinary trajectories and scholarship/practitioner collaborations.

Please note: Registration is not valid until payment is completed.

In the event that the conference is sold out, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted via email if a space becomes available.

  • Registration fee: £15
  • Conference dinner: TBC

Location: Northumbria University London Campus, 110 Middlesex St, Spitalfields, London, E1 7HT

Contact: Academic convener: Roger Domeneghetti

SportMediaGender2020@gmail.com

Accommodation:

Motel One London-Tower Hill is just half a mile from the conference venue. You can access the hotel website here.

  • The hotel is offering the rate of £119.00 room only, or £128.50 with continental breakfast buffet, on Thursday 16th January for single occupancy for any guests attending the conference. 
  • On Friday 17th January, the single occupancy rate is £99 room only, or £108.50 with continental breakfast buffet.
  • If you require a double occupancy room on either night these are available at a supplement of £15.00 per room per night with an additional £9.50 per room per night per person for breakfast. All prices include VAT.

To make your reservation please either telephone 020 748 6420 or email london-towerhill@motel-one.com and state that you are part of the 'Northumbria University group'.

Please book ASAP to ensure availability.

Practical information:

The event will be held at the university’s London campus, for more information visit london.northumbria.ac.uk

Conference dinner venue:

Information about the conference dinner will be posted shortly.

 

 

 

Event Details

Northumbria University London Campus
110 Middlesex Street
Spitalfields
London
E1 7HT


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