Kresge Library

Annual Women's Studies Film Festival-
Women and Sports

Women's Studies, Oakland University, College of Arts and Sciences, presents the 21st Annual Women's Studies Film Festival and Seminar, 2003-04: WOMEN and SPORTS, March 6, 2004, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in 156 North Foundation Hall (campus map). The films Bend It Like Beckham and Run Like a Girl will be shown. Carol Cassidy, director of Run Like a Girl, will attend the screening. This event is open to the public, and costs $8-$12 (see registartion information and schedule, below). This event includes a light breakfast with coffee and tea, lunch, and closing reception.

If you have any questions, please contact Shaleen Priestley at the Women’s Studies Office, 248-370-3221.

Women throughout the world participate in and enjoy sports, but their cultures often convey mixed messages about athletic skill. Girls are encouraged to be physically fit and attractive, but also subtly warned that competitiveness is unfeminine.

This year’s Women’s Studies Film Festival will explore the world of women athletes. The documentary Run Like a Girl examines three relatively unpublicized sports: girls’ rugby, double-dutch jump rope, and synchronized swimming.

The feature-film Bend It Like Beckham tells the story of an English and a Sikh immigrant girl who both dream of becoming professional soccer players, despite the disapproval of their parents and some clash-of-culture issues.

9:00-10:00 am Sign-in and coffee hour.
10:00-11:00 am Run Like a Girl, documentary. The director Carol Cassidy will attend the screening.
11:00 am -12:00 pm Panel Discussion
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:30 pm Bend It Like Beckham, film
3:30-4:30 pm Panel discussion
4:30-5:00pm Coffee and reception

More about the films*:

Bend It Like Beckham
  • Movie Trailers from: Fox SearchLight
  • Ali, Lorraine. “Gooooooal! The irresistible underdog 'Bend It Like Beckham' becomes a word-of-mouth hit.” Newsweek 141.16 (April 21, 2003): 52.
  • Toumarkine, Doris. “Bend it like Beckham." Film Journal International 106.3 (March 2003): 100.
  • Elley, Derek. “Bend it like Beckham.” Variety 386.7 (April 1, 2002): 32.
Run Like a Girl
  • Girls in America. ITVS/PBS.
  • Menzel, Gentry. “Reviews of ‘Run Like a Girl’ and ‘Smile Pretty.’” September 1999.

Recent Books on Women and Sports at OU’s Kresge Library:
Bandy, Susan J. and Anne S. Darden, editors. Crossing Boundaries: an International Anthology of Women’s Experiences in Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1999. PN6071.S62C76 1999—3d floor OU Library

Bolin, Anne and Jane Granskog, editors. Athletic Intruders: Ethnographic Research on
Women, Culture, and Exercise. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003. GV439.A84 2003—3d floor OU Library

Cassidy, Carol. Girls in America : their stories, their words-- : beauty queens, synchronized swimmers, double dutchers, rugby players, cheerleaders, and teenage moms. New York: TV Books, 1999. on order for OU Library

Gavora, Jessica. Tilting the Playing Field: Schools, Sports, Sex, and Title IX. San Francisco: Encounter Books: 2002. GV709.18.U6G38 2002—3d floor OU Library

Heywood, Leslie and Shari L. Dworkin. Built to Win: the Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003. GV709.18.U6H49 2003—3d floor OU Library

Mangan, J.A. and Fan Hong. Soccer, Women and Sexual Liberation: Kicking Off a New Era. London: Frank Cass, 2004. on order for OU Library

Messner, Michael A. Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Pres, 2002. GV706.32.M47 2002—3d floor OU Library

Sandoz, Joli and Joby Winans, editors. Whatever It Takes: Women on Women’s Sport. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. GV709.W52 1999—3d floor OU Library

Scraton, Sheila and Anne Flintoff, editors. Gender and Sport: a Reader. London: Routledge, 2002. on order for OU Library

Theberge, Nancy. Higher Goals: Women’s Ice Hockey and the Politics of Gender. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000. GV848.6.W65T54 2000—3d floor OU Library

Zimmerman, Jean and Gil Reavill. Raising Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem and Save Girls’ Lives. New York: Doubleday, 1998. GV709.18.U6Z55 1999—3d floor OU Library.

Registration Information

General Registration: $12.00

Students and Seniors: $ 8.00

Registration includes light breakfast with coffee and tea, lunch, and closing reception.

Call Shaleen Priestley at the Women’s Studies Office, 248-370-3221, to register. Walk-in registration will be available, but lunch will be available only to pre-registered participants.

*Access to some full text resources from off campus is limited to current Oakland students, staff, and faculty.

Created on 12/12/06 by 11/21/02 by Robert Slater / Last updated on 3/7/18 by Robert Slater
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