While We’re Waiting for Kick Off: The Aesthetics of Football – now with the poster!

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Thursday 19th June, from 9am to 4.15pm, The Lupino Screening Room, University of Kent, Canterbury


09.00- 10.00
Graham McFee, University of Brighton/California State University, Fullerton
The Not-So-Beautiful Game

10.00 -10.15: Coffee

Steffen Borge, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
This is Anfield: The Fictional Character of Football

11.15-11.30: Coffee

Stephen Mumford, University of Nottingham
A Beautiful Game? The Aesthetics of Football

12.30-14.00: Lunch

Emily Ryall, University of Gloucestershire
Good Games and Penalty Shoot-Outs

15.00-15.15: Coffee

David Papineau, King’s College London
The Perspective of a Football Supporter

17.00: Dinner on campus

20.00 – approximately 22.30: England vs. Uruguay

All are welcome to attend.

Attendance is free of charge. However, as space is limited, please let us know by 10th June if you wish to attend: steffen.borge@ntnu.no or M.B.Vaage@kent.ac.uk


  • Margrethe Bruun Vaage, Murray Smith, Aesthetics Research Centre, School of Arts, University of Kent
  • Steffen Borge, USE Understanding Sport Engagement Project, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


  • British Society for Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics Research Centre, School of Arts, University of Kent
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