Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Literature and Physical Culture Conference- 10-11 April, 2014

International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester
This interdisciplinary two-day conference re-examines the idea of sport in textual culture and seeks to reappraise the significance of physical culture beyond the traditional historical frameworks. The conference is interested in the inclusion of sport and physical culture within textual culture, and seeks to reassess sport’s place within the wider cultural landscape. It asks how sport and sporting lexis is transformed in subsequent cultural outputs from novels, poetry, theatre, films and television, and how its importance to the wider population is reflected and developed in these outputs. It is also interested in exploring the broader context of the changing nature of sport’s inclusion within literature from the late eighteenth century to the present.
Abstracts focusing on the pre-1800 period are also invited.

The conference committee (Chair: Victoria Dawson, Professor Tony Collins, Dr Claire Westall, Nicola Stead) welcomes abstracts of 250-300 words for 20 minute papers. Please send your abstract, plus a short biography to Victoria Dawson at by 31 October 2013.

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