Call for Abstracts
The 3nd annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium
Date: April 25, 2014
5050 E. State. St.
Rockford, IL 61108
The focus of this year’s symposium is “Defining Sport.” How should
scholars of sport approaching defining sport? Is there a consistent
definition or approach to defining sport? Is there a difference between
defining a sport, the sport, sport, or sports?
We invite cross-disciplinary papers on the different discussions
surrounding the term “sport” and its many iterations. We seek to
explore how the concept itself, broadly construed, is being employed,
understood, challenged, and used in the many different disciplines that
study sport. Papers focusing on related concepts, like competition,
games, or play, are welcomed as well.
There will be multiple panels. The focus of each panel will depend,
in part, on the accepted abstracts. Each presenter will have 20 minutes
for his or her presentation. There will also be time for Q&A.
Abstract should be 300-500 words. Send via email (as PDF) to sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu.
Notification of Acceptance: 2/7/2014
If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Klein: sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu or Michael Perry: mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu.