Sport and Physical Culture in European Literature
Semmelweis University, Budapest
8-10 March, 2007

susan j. bandy, host
julian d'arcy, program chair

abstracts

fri 3.09     sat 3.10

FRIDAY, March 9, 2007

09:20-09:30

Susan J. Bandy: Greetings and Formal Opening of Conference
Julian D'Arcy: Program

09:30-10:30 Session A: U.S. and European Sports and Literature

Chair: Susan J. Bandy

Eric Solomon (San Francisco State University) "International Sport Narrative."

Julian Meldon D'Arcy (University of Iceland) "European Soccer Novel: Hans-Jřrgen Nielsen's Fotboldenglen and David Peace's The Damned United."

11:00-12:30 Session B: British Sport Literature

Chair: Julian Meldon D'Arcy

Mike Huggins (St.Martin's, Lancaster) "The Lakeland Dialect Poet, Robert Anderson, & his Images of Late 18th-century Sport."

Jeff Hill (De Montfort University) "Sport, Ideology and Class: the Enigma of 'Tupperism.'"

Mike McGuinness (University of Teeside) "Fish and Chips as Training Food? Evidence from British Post-War Boy's Comics."

13:30 - 14:30 Session C: Sport, the Body and Literary Theory I

Chair: Don Johnson

P. Louise Johnson (University of Sheffield) "Presence Effects and Plenitude: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and Lilí Álvarez."

Tim Morris (University of Texas, Arlington) "Transatlantic and Transgeneric: Loďc Wacquant's Body and Soul as Literary Text."

15:00-16:30 Session D: Sport, the Body, Biography and Lit. Theory II

Chair: Tim Morris

Christopher J. Mack (State University of New York, Oswego) "Sport, Energy, and the Body in Theodor Heinrich Mayer's 'Schnelligkeit.'

Győző Molnár (North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Wrexham) "Preliminary Observations on Employing Sport Autobiographies in Social Research - Ferenc Puskas: Captain of Hungary?"

19:00 An Evening of Poetry and Song

Don Johnson (East Tennessee State University): Poetry

Dale Ritterbusch (University of Wisconsin): Poetry

Mike Huggins (St. Martin's College) and Keith Gregson: Performance of 19th-Century Music Hall & Sports.

SATURDAY, March 10, 2007

9:30-10:30 Session E: Sport Literature and Colonialism

Chair: Susan J. Bandy

Duncan R. Jamieson (Ashland University) "The Englishman Bernard Newman, Bicycling's Most Prolific Writer."

Mauro Valenciano (Barcelona, Spain) "A Coach's Diary."

11:00-12:30 Session F: Sport Literature, Europe, and Hungarian History

Chair: Julian Meldon D'Arcy

Susan J. Bandy (Semmelweis University) "A 'Taste of Sunshine' and a Taste of Hungarian Sport History."

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