Call for Papers: Soccer as the Beautiful Game – Football’s Artistry, Identity & Politics

Let Fury Have the HourSoccer as the Beautiful Game:Football’s Artistry, Identity & Politics

Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, 2014

in collaboration with

An international conference – in anticipation of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil – exploring the historical, social, political, economic, cultural and humanitarian aspects of the world’s most popular sport. Conference homepage.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • History of the Game
  • The World Cup
  • Personalities
  • Television and Revenue
  • FIFA and Governance
  • Women and Soccer
  • Corruption and Match-Fixing
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Visual and Literary Representations of the Game
  • Soccer and Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Youth Soccer and Hooliganism
  • Fan Clubs and Identity
  • Journalists, Commentators and the Media
  • Semiotics of Soccer
  • Soccer and Religion
  • Science and Technology
  • Youth Soccer and Academies
  • Racism, Violence and Hooliganism
  • Fan Clubs and Identity
  • Journalists, Commentators and the Media
  • Semiotics of Soccer
  • Soccer and Religion
  • Cosmos: Past and Present

Conference Directors:

Dr. Brenda Elsey
Associate Professor of History
Hofstra University
brenda.elsey@hofstra.edu

Dr. Stanislao Pugliese
Professor of History and
Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies
Hofstra University
stanislao.pugliese@hofstra.edu

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
Hempstead, New York
11549-1000
(516) 463-6600

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