Endurance Sport seminar, 11 Sept, 2012

This event is the end-of-project event for Becoming a Channel Swimmer, and will include talks on running, climbing and swimming, plus lots of time for debate and discussion.

The following questions are the starting point for the seminar:

* What is particular about endurance sport? How is it different from other forms of sport?
* In what ways is the practice of endurance sport marked by gender, race, class, age etc?
* What identity work is achieved in / through endurance sport?
* What kind of bodies does endurance sport produce?
* What methodological issues and challenges does endurance sport present for researchers?
* What are the research challenges and possibilities for the representation of endurance sport?

Speakers for the event include (brief bios and paper titles to follow):
Sarah Nettleton (University of York)
Richard Shipway (Bournemouth University)
Jon Mitchell (University of Sussex)
Victoria Robinson (Sheffield University)
Roisin Lewis (Dublin-based artist)
Lisa Stansbie (University of Huddersfield)
Karen Throsby (University of Warwick)

You can download the preliminary event poster here.

The event will be held in the Wolfson Research Exchange at the University of Warwick on Tuesday 11 September, 2012, from 10-6.30 (including lunch and a drinks reception).

Attendance is free and open to all, but numbers are restricted to 40, so please e-mail me to book a place if you would like to come.

To register, or for further information, please e-mail me at:k.throsby@warwick.ac.uk

Posted on August 8, 2012, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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