Women, Sport, and Gender Film Course

Cosponsored by Athletics and Physical Education at Bryn Mawr College and the Exercise and Sports Studies Department at Smith College, with support from the Center for Science In Society at Bryn Mawr College and the Serendip website.

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DateFilmsDiscussion TopicRequired ReadingFacilitator at BMC
(At Smith: Christine Shelton)
week of February 4Dare To CompeteHistory of Women's SportOglesby, C.A. and Shelton, C.M. "Exercise and Sports Studies" IN Krammarae, C. and Spender, D. (eds) The Knowledge Explosion: Generations of Feminist Scholarship. Athens Series, Teachers College Press, 1992

Suggs, W. "Left Behind" The Chronicle of Education, November 30, 2001

Amy Campbell
week of February 11Girl Fight
On reserve:
Amazing Grace
Race and ClassBanet-Weiser, S. "Hoop Dreams: Professional Basketball and the Politics of Race and Gender" Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Volume 23, Number 4, November, 1999David Karen
week of February 18Pumping Iron II
On reserve:
Breakin' the Glass
GenderHolmlund, C.A. "Visible Difference and Flex Appeal: The Body, Sex, Sexuality, and Race in the Pumping Iron Films" Cinema Journal 28 (summer)Nicole Smith
week of February 25Out For a Change
On reserve:
Personal Best
Sexual OrientationFrom Birrel, Susan and Cheryl Cole, Eds. Women, Sport, and Culture Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1994
  • Williams, Linda "Personal Best: Women in Love" pp 315-321
  • Cahn, Susan "Crushes, Competition, and Closets: The Emergence of Homphobia in Women's Physical Education" pp 327-340
Anne Dalke

At Bryn Mawr, the course will meet on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 10:00 pm in Thomas 110.