Telling the Story of Sport 6: Narrating Sport in a Global Context

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Space and Place in Sporting Narratives 8 February 2021, 6.00pm - 8.00pm GMT

Originally planned as a two-day conference, ‘Telling the Story of Sport’ is a series of online workshops that explores the multiple ways in which various sports have been culturally constructed and experienced. It aims to examine the media through which sport is represented: from the national press, often credited for allowing the development of mass spectatorship sport in nineteenth-century Europe, to the new broadcast and social media, which offer new forms of personal investment in the story of sport, via the advent of radio and television. But it also studies the creative practices that have sought to capture the experience of sport. Sport has been celebrated and served as the narrative focus in film, literature, song, and theatre, among other genres.

February's workshop is titled Space and Place in Sporting Narratives and speakers are: 

‘Sport Narratives and Provincial Space in Contemporary Russian prose’, Anni Lappela (University of Helsinki)

‘Putting Munster on the map: writing and visualising the Munster rugby narrative in Irish media, player autobiographies and retrospective commemorations’, Marcus Free (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick)

‘Colombian cycling narratives: historical conjunctures, national identities, and global projections’, Mauricio Borrero (St John’s University, Queens, NY)

Going Vertical: power and influence in Russian sports cinema’, Seán Crosson (NUI Galway).

The event is free, but registration is essential. Please register here