Call for Papers: Football, Fiction, and Culture, June 2014

Call for Papers: Football, Fiction, and Culture
Kingston University, June 19-20 2014

The aim of this event is to examine the culture that develops around football, with particular focus upon the influence of the sport on other cultural media. Football is a prominent part of contemporary culture, and the strong influence that it has on social and political identities is often reflected in wider cultural production. Despite this, it is sometimes argued that football is an example of low or “mass” culture, removed from “high” cultural forms. This event will interrogate this viewpoint and attempt to demonstrate the sport’s influence upon a wide variety of cultural forms. We welcome abstracts examining any aspect of the role that football plays in cultural production.

Conference fees are yet to be decided, but our aim is make this an affordable event. We also hope that presenters will join us afterwards to watch a World Cup match or two.

Please send abstracts to the event organisers, Dr Anthony May (Kingston University) and Dr Christopher Daley (University of Westminster) at:

The deadline for abstracts is 28th February 2014. Papers should be the standard 20 minutes and panel proposals should consist of three speakers.

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