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CFP: ASA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, October 8-11, 2015

The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, October 8-11, 2015.

In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2015 Annual Meeting theme: “The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance.” We likewise encourage panel submissions that engage the Canadian sportscape and its role in the sporting cultures of the Americas.

We also urge interested parties to consider non-traditional panel formats and the creation of interlocking or related panel sessions. For more information on panel formatting, visit http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal and scroll down to the header marked “Proposal Types.”

Have a panel idea? Visit our web page Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/135180959965247/) to seek like-minded presenters, or contact Noah Cohan at [ncohan@wustl.edu]. Panel proposals submitted by Jan. 15 will be considered for caucus sponsorship by a vote of our members. To be considered, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

with a list of panelists and an abstract of 300 words.

For more information on the American Studies Association and its Annual Meeting, visit http://www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/

Interested in joining the Sports Studies Caucus? Visit our page and join the conversation: http://www.theasa.net/caucus_sports_studies/

By Noah Cohan, Mon, December 01, 2014 - 11:34 am
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The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics: A Thirty-Year Perspective

Sports Studies Caucus members and friends in LA for ASA 2014 are invited to LA84 Foundation Headquarters for “The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics: A Thirty-Year Perspective” on Saturday, November 8 at 7 p.m.


The event will feature panel remarks from:

Anita DeFrantz, LA84 Foundation President, IOC Member, and two-time U.S. Olympian (Complete Bio)

John Gleaves, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Cal State Fullerton (Complete Bio)

Greg Andranovich, Professor, Political Science, Cal State LA (Complete Bio)

Wayne Wilson, Vice President, Communications & Education, LA84 Foundation


The event begins with a reception at 7 p.m., followed by the panel and a discussion of LA84’s mission and work at 7:30.


Transportation:

LA84 Foundation Headquarters are located at 2141 W. Adams Blvd.

Those needing a ride to this event (as well as those offering one via carpool), are encouraged to gather in the Westin Bonaventure lobby by 6:20 p.m. The shuttle will depart at 6:30 p.m. sharp, as the drive to LA84 is expected to take 20 minutes. The shuttle will return to the Westin Bonaventure at 9 p.m.

For those driving, there will be free parking in the foundation’s parking lot on the northeast corner of Adams and Gramercy. Enter the grounds through the iron gate next to the parking lot.  There are two buildings on the property - a three-story brick building and a newer one-story building.  We will be in the newer building.

By Noah Cohan, Wed, November 05, 2014 - 8:07 pm
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UPDATED: Sports Studies Caucus Events at ASA 2014

The ASA Annual Meeting starts tomorrow in L.A.! Below is an updated list of Sports Studies events of interest at the annual meeting. Please note that LA84 Foundation President, IOC Member, and two-time U.S. Olympian Anita DeFrantz will be speaking at Saturday night’s LA84 event. (Transportation details can be found in the listing below.) Wine, soft drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. We hope to see you there!

Also, whether you are in L.A. or not, follow all the goings on via the caucus twitter feed: https://twitter.com/sportstudiesASA


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8:00 to 9:45am
Playing the Field: Sports, Culture and Racially Gendered Bodies
Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica D (L3)
Ben Chappell, Liz Hutter, Angel F. Hernandez, Tracy Michelle Zuniga, Laura Lomas

12:00 to 1:45pm
Caucus: Sports Studies: To Protest or Not to Protest Athletic Resistance and/or the Pleasure of Fans
Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Pedro (L1)
Ben Carrington, Jennifer Doyle, Darnell Moore, Sarah Jackson, Harry Edwards, Yago Colás, David Leonard

NEW: 3:00 to 4:00pm
Ben Olguin reads from Red Leather Gloves (Hansen 2014).
OFFSITE: Cal State L.A. Campus, King Hall C 4069
Per Ben: “Red Leather Gloves… has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and explores the intersections between Chicana/o working class culture, violence, masculinity, sexuality, and art. The book is set in the underground world of boxing in Texas in the 1970s and 1980s, and is based on my experience as an amateur boxer.”


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

8:00 to 9:45am
Business Meeting: Sports Studies Caucus (ALL ARE WELCOME!)
Westin Bonaventure, La Cienega (Business Meetings) (L1)


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

8:00 to 9:45am
Performances of Excess
Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica C (L3)
Broderick Chow, Christopher Schmidt, Christine Marks, Eero Laine, Rebecca Schäfer, Toby Miller

10:00 to 11:45am
Our City, Our Stadium: The Cultural Politics of Sports Landscapes in Los Angeles
Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Feliz (L1)
Frank A. Guridy, Priscilla Leiva, Leland Saito, Luis Alvarez

2:00 to 3:45pm
Caucus: Visual Culture: Step into the Arena: Visualizing Boxing and Wrestling in American Culture
Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara C (L1)
Theresa Leininger-Miller, Jordana Moore Saggese, Alma López, C. Richard King, Aaron Baker

7:00 to 9:00pm
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics: A Thirty-Year Perspective
OFFSITE: LA84 Foundation Headquarters, 2141 W. Adams Blvd.
Anita DeFrantz, Matt Llewellyn, Greg Andranovich, Wayne Wilson
(Transportation: Those needing a ride to this event (as well as those offering one via carpool), are encouraged to gather in the Westin Bonaventure lobby by 6:20 p.m. The shuttle will depart at 6:30 p.m. sharp, as the drive to LA84 is expected to take 20 minutes.)


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

8:00 to 9:45am
Sports, Sex, and Music across the Pacific during the Cold War
Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry B (L1)
Mary Lui, Naoko Shibusawa, Mari Yoshihara, Penny Von Eschen

12:00 to 1:45pm
Examining the Somatic Pleasure and Pain of Mixed Martial Arts Fighting
Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita C (L1)
Travers Scott, Jennifer McClearen, Alexander Antonopoulos, Matthew Masucci, Kyle Green

2:00 to 3:45pm
Caucus: Sports Studies: Viewing the Peanut Gallery: An Open Forum on Studying Sports Fans
Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry A (L1)
John Bloom, Noah Cohan, Thabiti Lewis, Pellom McDaniels, Daniel Nathan, Mack Lacy, Samuel Regalado, Dan Gilbert

Additional Individual Papers of Interest:

Thu, November 6, 12:00 to 1:45pm, Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica C (L3)
“Betting Green: Golf, Speculation, and Transnational Korean America”
In Event: Racial and National Commodification in the Global City

Fri, November 7, 10:00 to 11:45am, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita C (L1)
“Training the Body for Empire? Transnational Circuits of Sport Labor and Disciplinary Transformations”
In Event: Formations of United States Colonialism (I): Economies of Racial Governmentality and the Subjects of Sovereignty

Fri, November 7, 4:00 to 5:45pm, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita B (L1)
“Sporting Resistance at Tule Lake Internment Camp 1942-1946”
In Event: Before the Dawn: Pleasure, Cultural Memory, and Rebellion

Sat, November 8, 8:00 to 9:45am, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)
“Evangelical Ecstasy, Feminist Fury: Prostitution, Sex Trafficking and the Brazilian Cup Crisis That Never Was”
In Event: Sex Panics: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain in Transnational “Sex Trafficking” Initiatives

By Noah Cohan, Wed, November 05, 2014 - 10:54 am
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Sports Studies Caucus ASA14-LA84 Event

The Sports Studies Caucus is thrilled to announce that our members in LA for ASA 2014 are invited to LA84 Foundation Headquarters for “The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics: A Thirty-Year Perspective” on Saturday, November 8 at 7 p.m. As of now, the program consists of panel remarks from Amy Bass of the College of New Rochelle, Matt Llewellyn of CSU Fullerton, Greg Andranovich of CSU Los Angeles, and Wayne Wilson, Vice President of Communications & Education at LA84 and the event’s organizer. The event will also feature a reception, with light food and beverages generously provided by LA84.

More details, including transportation, are still being finalized, but please do plan to attend if you will be in LA. The event promises to be both fascinating and fun. Many thanks to Wayne Wilson for all his hard work in organizing it!

By Noah Cohan, Tue, September 30, 2014 - 9:04 am
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ASA 2014 Schedule

Below please find a robust listing of events of interest to the Sports Studies Caucus for ASA 2014. This listing includes the four panels affiliated with our Caucus that were accepted by the ASA, as well as several others.



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8:00 to 9:45am

Playing the Field: Sports, Culture and Racially Gendered Bodies

Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica D (L3)

Ballplayers in Barrio Life: Neighborhood Recreation and Community Building in Mexican America - Ben Chappell, University of Kansas (KS)

At Play in the Ocean: Swimming and Diving in Nineteenth-Century American Maritime Culture - Liz Hutter, Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

De-criminalizing the Pleasure by Containing The Practice: Racialized Counter-Cultural Play in the Neoliberal Urban Periphery - Angel F. Hernandez, New York University (NY)

Mama Said Knock You Out: Power and Play in Delilah Montoya’s “Women Boxers: The New Warriors” - Tracy Michelle Zuniga, University of California, Riverside (CA)

Chair and Comment: Laura Lomas, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ)




12:00 to 1:45pm

Caucus: Sports Studies: To Protest or Not to Protest Athletic Resistance and/or the Pleasure of Fans

Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Pedro (L1)

Panelists

    Ben Carrington, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

    Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside (CA)

    Darnell Moore, Independent Scholar

    Sarah Jackson, Northeastern University (MA)

    Harry Edwards, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

    Yago Colás, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)

Chair: David Jason Leonard, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)




FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

8:00 to 9:45am

Business Meeting: Sports Studies Caucus

Westin Bonaventure, La Cienega (Business Meetings) (L1)




SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

8:00 to 9:45am

Performances of Excess

Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica C (L3)

“Self-Made Men: Working Out History in the Gym and on the Stage” - Broderick Chow, Brunel University (England)


“Waste, Body Camp, and Post-War Consumption” - Christopher Schmidt, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (NY)

“Excessive Ingestion: Performing Consumption in Competitive Eating” - Christine Marks, City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College (NY); Eero Laine, City University of New York, Graduate School (NY)

““And the Oscar goes to…”: Awarding Body Excess in Contemporary Hollywood Film Culture” - Rebecca Schäfer, Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany)

Chair and Comment: Toby Miller, University of Cardiff (Wales)




10:00 to 11:45am

Our City, Our Stadium: The Cultural Politics of Sports Landscapes in Los Angeles

Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Los Feliz (L1)

Fun and Fury at the Coliseum: The Wattstax ‘72 Concert - Frank A. Guridy, University of Texas, Austin (TX)

Dodger Stadium, Home of Los Doyers - Priscilla Leiva, University of Southern California (CA)

Development, Race and Inequality in Los Angeles - Leland Saito, University of Southern California (CA)

Chair and Comment: Luis Alvarez, University of California, San Diego (CA)




2:00 to 3:45pm

Caucus: Visual Culture: Step into the Arena: Visualizing Boxing and Wrestling in American Culture

Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Santa Barbara C (L1)

“Bronze Icon of Black Masculinity: Augusta Savage’s The Pugilist (1942)” - Theresa Leininger-Miller, University of Cincinnati (OH)

“The Greatest: Muhammad Ali and Black Sexuality in Contemporary American Art” - Jordana Moore Saggese, California College of the Arts (CA)

“Luchadoras: Masked Mexican Women Wrestlers” - Alma López, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

“On the Warpath: The Uses of Indianness in the Visual Culture of Wrestling and Boxing” - C. Richard King, Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Chair and Comment: Aaron Baker, Arizona State University (AZ)




SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

8:00 to 9:45am

Sports, Sex, and Music across the Pacific during the Cold War

Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry B (L1)

Diving Follies: Vicki Manolo Draves and the International Field of Women’s Aquatic Sports - Mary Lui, Yale University (CT)

Kinsey in Asia-Pacific: Sex and Cold War Modernity - Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University (RI)

Lenny Blows Up the World: Classical Musicians Play the Cold War - Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawaii, Manoa (HI)

Chair and Comment: Penny Von Eschen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)




12:00 to 1:45pm

Examining the Somatic Pleasure and Pain of Mixed Martial Arts Fighting

Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita C (L1)

“Pained Bodies, Passionate Pleasures: The Affective Economy of Irish Travelers’ Fight Videos” - Travers Scott, Clemson University (SC)

“The Paradox of Fallon’s Fight: Conflicting Discourses of Pain Surrounding MMA’s First Openly Transgender Fighter” - Jennifer McClearen, University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

““Heart, Mind, Balls”: Somatic Pleasure and Pain of Dog Brothers Post-American Mixed Martial Arts” - Alexander Antonopoulos, Concordia University (Canada)

“Embodied Epistemology: Mixed Martial Arts, Pain and the Politics of Research” - Matthew Masucci, San Jose State University (CA)

Chair and Comment: Kyle Green, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)




2:00 to 3:45pm

Caucus: Sports Studies: Viewing the Peanut Gallery: An Open Forum on Studying Sports Fans

Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, Beaudry A (L1)

Panelists


    John Bloom, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)

    Amy Bass, College of New Rochelle (NY)

    Noah Cohan, Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

    Thabiti Lewis, Washington State University, Vancouver (WA)

    Pellom McDaniels, Emory University (GA)

    Daniel Nathan, Skidmore College (NY)

    Mack Lacy, Skidmore College (NY)

    Samuel Regalado, California State University, Stanislaus (CA)

Chair: Dan Gilbert, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)




Additional Individual Papers of Interest:




Thu, November 6, 12:00 to 1:45pm, Westin Bonaventure, Level 3, Santa Monica C (L3)

“Betting Green: Golf, Speculation, and Transnational Korean America”

In Event: Racial and National Commodification in the Global City


Fri, November 7, 10:00 to 11:45am, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita C (L1)

“Training the Body for Empire? Transnational Circuits of Sport Labor and Disciplinary Transformations”

In Event: Formations of United States Colonialism (I): Economies of Racial Governmentality and the Subjects of Sovereignty




Fri, November 7, 4:00 to 5:45pm, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Anita B (L1)

“Sporting Resistance at Tule Lake Internment Camp 1942-1946”

In Event: Before the Dawn: Pleasure, Cultural Memory, and Rebellion




Sat, November 8, 8:00 to 9:45am, Westin Bonaventure, Level 1, San Bernardino (L1)

“Evangelical Ecstasy, Feminist Fury: Prostitution, Sex Trafficking and the Brazilian Cup Crisis That Never Was”

In Event: Sex Panics: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain in Transnational “Sex Trafficking” Initiatives

By Noah Cohan, Thu, June 19, 2014 - 1:38 pm
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ASA 2014: Sports Studies Caucus Lineup

The Sports Studies Caucus is pleased to announce that four affiliated panels have been selected for the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. They are listed below. The conference schedule remains TBA.

To Protest or Not to Protest: Athletic Resistance and/or the Pleasure of Fans
   David J. Leonard (chair), Sarah Jackson, Harry Edwards, Jennifer Doyle, Darnell Moore, Santiago Colás

Views on the Peanut Gallery: An Open Forum on What it Means to Study Sports Fans
   Dan Gilbert (chair), Amy Bass, John Bloom, Noah Cohan, Mack Lacy, Thabiti Lewis, Pellom McDaniels III, Dan Nathan, Samuel O. Regalado

Examining the Somatic Pleasure and Pain of Mixed Martial Arts Fighting
   Kyle Green (chair/comment), D. Travers Scott, Jennifer McClearen, Alexander Antonopoulos, Matthew A. Masucci

Our City, Our Stadium: The Cultural Politics Of Sports Landscapes In Los Angeles
   Frank Guridy, Priscilla Leiva, Leland Saito, Luis Alvarez (chair/comment)

By Noah Cohan, Fri, March 28, 2014 - 3:59 pm
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Postdoctoral Listing From Georgia Tech

“Postdoc in Sports Studies

The School of History, Technology, and Society (HTS) at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a postdoctoral fellow in sports studies beginning August 15, 2014. Candidates for this position should have completed their doctoral studies within five years of the time of employment.

HTS is a collective of sociologists and historians offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees.  HTS offers an interdisciplinary program, Sports, Society and Technology (SST) which brings together sports studies, science and technology, and urban studies and incorporates faculty from areas such as architecture, biomedicine, engineering, history, information design, international affairs, literature, physiology, psychology, sociology, and urban planning. Faculty are currently working on creating an undergraduate SST minor degree.

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to this new program by teaching coursework including “Foundations of Sports Studies,” a course that introduces undergraduates to the interdisciplinary field of sports studies, along with one additional course to be negotiated.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the administration and promotion of the program. We will consider candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including but not limited to: sociology, history, media studies, international studies, cultural studies, sport studies and/or related fields. This is a one-year postdoctoral position, renewable for an additional year at the discretion of the HTS chair and contingent on available funding.

Applicants for this position should email all materials, including a cover letter, current CV, and contact information for three references to Professor Mary McDonald at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please include the words “Sports Studies Postdoc” in the subject line. We will begin screening applications on March 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and includes fringe benefits. 

Georgia Tech was recently voted one of the best places to work, and Atlanta is consistently ranked among the top ten places to live for young professionals. Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Control Reform Act of 1986.”

By Noah Cohan, Sun, February 02, 2014 - 4:07 pm
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Sports Studies Caucus CFP: 2014 ASA Annual Meeting

The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, November 6-9, 2014.

In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2014 Annual Meeting theme: “The Fun and the Fury: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain In the Post-American Century.” We likewise encourage panel submissions that engage the Southern California sports-scape, which is ripe for critical inquiry.

We also urge interested parties to consider non-traditional panel formats and the creation of interlocking or related panel sessions. For more information on panel formatting, visit http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal and scroll down to the header marked “Proposal Types.”

Have a panel idea? Visit our web page Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/135180959965247/) to seek like-minded presenters, or contact Noah Cohan at [ncohan@wustl.edu]. Panel proposals submitted by Jan. 13 will be considered for caucus sponsorship by a vote of our members. To be considered, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with a list of panelists and an abstract of 300 words.

For more information on the American Studies Association and its Annual Meeting, visit http://www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/

By Noah Cohan, Sat, January 18, 2014 - 7:25 am
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