Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness: The 2nd Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium
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Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness: The 2nd Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium

4/19/2013

When: April 19, 2013
Where: Rockford College, Grace Roper Lounge
5050 E. State. St.
Rockford, Illinois  
United States

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Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness: The 2nd Annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium

Fans play a central role at all levels and within various aspects of sport, so any study of sport would do well to consider their influences in connection to fandom, fantasy, and fitness. A specific and growing area of fandom, fantasy sports, illustrates a concrete and complex way fans relate to and even affect sport. Moreover, the implicit and explicit connection of sport to fitness offers another important way that fans interact with sport. This year’s symposium seeks to explore and examine these aspects of the relationship between fan and sport.We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit an abstract on these themes. This symposium will then bring together several panels of scholars to discuss these themes. The focus of each panel will depend, in part, on the submitted abstracts. Each presenter on a panel will have 20 minutes for their presentation. This will be followed by 30 minutes of a combined Q&A.

If you have any questions, please email SSS13@Rockford.edu, contact Shawn Klein (Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department) at 815-226-4115, or Michael Perry (Assistant Professor, English Department) at 815-226-4098.

 
 

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