The 4th annual Sport Studies Symposium was held April 24, 2015. In this episode, the symposium participants discuss the ideas raised by the papers given at the symposium. In the first part of the episode, Mike Perry and Shawn E. Klein talk with Matt Adamson, Stephen Mosher, and Synthia Syndor about the nature of sport studies,its past, and its future. In the second part, Shawn and Mike talk with Aaron Harper, Stephanie Quinn, and Zach Smith about legal realism and sport, sport in the ancient world, and theology of sport.
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Rockford University is hosting the Fourth Annual Sport Studies Symposium on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (CT) in Severson Auditorium, Scarborough Hall. The conference is free to attend and light refreshments will be served.
Panel One: The Study of Sport
“Breaking Down Binaries: Considering the Possibilities of a Dialogue Between Science Studies and Play Studies”
– Matthew Adamson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
“The Long, Slow, Tortured Death of Sport Studies in American Colleges (And the Possible Path Toward Resurrection)”
– Stephen D. Mosher, Ph.D. (Ithaca College)
“Conceptualizing the Nature of Sport”
– Synthia Sydnor, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Panel Two: Sport Studies as Interdisciplinary
“Interpreting Interpretivism: A Legal Realist Account of Cheating in Sport”
-Aaron Harper, Ph.D. (West Liberty University)
“Then and Now: Sport and Spectacle in Ancient Greece and Rome”
– Stephanie Quinn, Ph.D. (Rockford University)
“’Theology of Sport: Mapping the Field”
– Zach Smith (United States Sports Academy)
Symposium Flyer (PDF)