Call for Abstracts
Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness
The 2nd Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium
Date: April 19, 2013
Grace Roper Lounge
5050 E. State. St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Fans play a central role at all levels and within various aspects of
sport, so any study of sport would do well to consider their influences
in connection to fandom, fantasy, and fitness. A specific and growing
area of fandom, fantasy sports, illustrates a concrete and complex way
fans relate to and even affect sport. Moreover, the implicit and
explicit connection of sport to fitness offers another important way
that fans interact with sport. This year’s symposium seeks to explore
and examine these aspects of the relationship between fan and sport.
We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit an abstract on
these themes. This symposium will then bring together several panels of
scholars to discuss these themes. The focus of each 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 30 minutes
of a combined Q&A.
Submissions are welcome on this theme of Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness,
or other related issues arising in the study of Sport. Abstract should
be 300-500 words. Send via email (as PDF) to SSS13@Rockford.edu
Deadline: Friday, January 25th, 2013.
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 4th, 2013.
If you have any questions, please email SSS13@Rockford.edu,
contact Shawn Klein (Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department) at
815-226-4115, or Michael Perry (Assistant Professor, English Department)