Thursday, April 02, 2009

CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (deadline: May 15, 2009)

The editors of  /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/
invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on gender, sport, and the

Prompted by the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we are
interested in exploring the central role which gender and sexuality play in
shaping ideas about athleticism, sport culture, and the body, and the
significant ways in which athletic events such as the Olympics work to
transform conceptions of public space, national boundaries and identities,
and gendered self-presentations and performances. This issue invites
contributions on:

o        the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
o        sport, athleticism, and ability
o        the Para Olympics
o        LGBT participation in athletics and the Olympics
o        legal impacts on gender and sport (i.e. Title IX legislation in the
United States)
o        sport and masculinities/femininities
o        the role of gender in sporting competition
o        gendered perspectives on Olympic events
o        the use of prosthetics and technologies in athletic competition
o        the impact of the Olympics on the environment
o        sports/the Olympics and the use of public space, including
displacement of individuals/communities, the environment, and urban renewal
o        and other topics relevant to the theme of gender, sport, and the

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplinary and geographical
perspectives. Submissions from researchers working within, or among, the
disciplines of geography, sociology, literature, area studies, cultural
studies, film/media studies, art, history, education, law, and women’
s/gender studies are particularly encouraged.

We accept the submission of work from scholars of any rank or affiliation,
and encourage submissions from emerging feminist scholars, including
graduate students.

All submissions to the journal must be submitted electronically through our
online submission process. All submissions are peer-reviewed by established,
senior feminist scholars. For more information on our publishing policies

To submit: Please follow our online submission process at

** Deadline: May 15, 2009 **

For more information, please contact us at info [at]

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