Women, Sport, and Film Course
Sponsored by the Department of Athletics and Physical Education at Bryn
Mawr College, with support from the Center for Science In Society at Bryn
Mawr College and the Serendip website.
At the end of the course, each student will write a 3-4 pages, double-spaced,
12 point type paper on a subject related to the course. These papers will be posted
as links from a directory on this page, so that they can contribute to continuing
general discussion of important issues related to women and sport.
Paper topics (select one):
Please answer one of three questions and post
on the website here by Friday, December 10 at 5:00pm. Make sure to document
appropriately. A hard copy should be put in Campus mail or dropped off at Schwartz
Gymnasium addressed to: A. Campbell
Using sport as the theme and women as the protagonists presents the opportunity
the challenge the typical Hollywood film narrative. Did any of the
films successfully challenge the film narrative? Why or why not?
Using all six films, how did the directors use images to support the themes?
What images were particularly useful?
Which three films did you find the most compelling? Which films explored the
range of social issues of women in sport? Why and if you were the director what
would you have added, deleted or changed to make the three others as compelling?
These papers will be posted on the web site and should be checked for proper documentation
and citing when using another's work. Write your paper as instructed (3-4 pages,
double-spaced, 12 point type) and print a hard copy to submit. Then make a second
version of your paper by saving the original one as "text only". This new text-only
version is the one you will submit electronically for posting. It will have lost
some formatting, including double-spaced lines, underlining and boldfacing, and
any special layouts usings tabs and tables, so try and avoid depending on these
in your original paper (unless you are familiar with HTML tags and can add these
later yourself). If paragraphs are not separated by a blank line in the text-only
version, add a carriage return after each paragraph.
To submit the text-only version of your paper electronically, go
to the web paper posting area and follow instructions there.
To see papers, go to the Index of Web
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