Sports and media is a very important research field in the Portuguese Group for Communication, Journalism and Public Space, working at the research institute of CEIS20 from University of Coimbra, in Portugal. In February 25, 2013, it’ll be organize the II Conference on Communication and Sports at the Faculdade de Letras of the University of Coimbra, in Portugal.
The main subject will be «Sports heroes and media». The figure of the sportsman, as national hero, it was always (and still is) very present in the media. It became essential understand the media dynamics around the construction of the sportive heroes.
·Main subjects for abstracts:
·Construction of the popular and media sportive personage (athletes and
·The concept of sportsman hero in the media;
·Sports Hero: women’s visions in the media;
·Social myths as structural sport narratives;
·Economic logistics as promoters of new heroes in sport;
·Sport: the social (anti)model;
·The sportsman as aesthetic and photographic model;
·Media narratives for sports heroes.
Rules for abstracts
No more than 500 words. Please include three key words related to the
paper, a brief curriculum vitae, academic affiliation and contact
information (including email and telephone). Papers can be presented in
Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Proposals should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· 20 December 2012: Closing deadline for proposals
· 15 January 2013: Notification of abstract acceptance
· 1 February 2013: Final program