I have posted the abstracts for each paper to be presented at Friday’s Sports Studies Symposium.
The first panel, held from 1 to 2:45pm, focuses on Fandom. (Follow the links to read paper abstracts)
- Chad Carlson, Ph.D., (Eastern Illinois University): What is fan-based sport about anyway? The Popovich-Stern Issue and Normative Implications for Professional Sports;
- John Harney, Ph.D., (DePaul University): Japanese Baseball Culture at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Imperial Game or Adopted Pastime;
- Trisha Phillips, Ph.D., (Mississippi State University): Fandom and Sport: Encouraging Hate.
The second panel, held from 3 to 4:45, will focus on fantasy and play. (Follow the links to read paper abstracts)
- Aaron Harper, Ph.D. (West Liberty University): Playing with Nietzsche: Play, Nihilism, and Value Creation;
- Andrew Koehl, Ph.D. (Roberts Wesleyan College): Fantasy Sport and Aristotelian Flourishing;
- Carl Robinson, Ph.D. (Ashford University): Chasing The American Dream: A Chubby Fan(atic) Recalls His Favorite Professional Wrestlers.
You can also find the abstracts, and other information, at the Symposium Page: http://sportsethicist.com/symposium/