The Canadian Studies Program at Bridgewater State College (Massachusetts) announces an interdisciplinary scholarly conference on hockey: “Canada’s Game? Critical Perspectives on Ice Hockey and Identity.” On April 15 and 16, 2005, more than forty scholars, writers and organizers will discuss and debate current issues attached to the game, including nationalism, gender, spectacle, violence, community-building and tradition. Conference participants will consider the past, present, and future of “Canada’s Game” as it is and has been organized, played, and perceived in Canada, the United States and the rest of the world. Conference panels focus on such topics as The Gender of Hockey, Writing about the Game, Spectacle and Spectatorship, Commemoration and the Invention of Tradition, and The Business of Hockey, and feature presenters from Canada, the United States, Europe and China. The conference is co-sponsored and supported by the Government of Canada, the Gorsebrook Research Institute at St. Mary’s University, the Charles E. Holt Archives of American Hockey at the University of New Hampshire, Hockey East, and Bridgewater State College. All conference sessions will take place at the Radisson Hotel, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
For a full Schedule of Conference Sessions, Registration Information, and advice on travel and accommodations, consult the BSC Canadian Studies and Conference webpage at the following web address.
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