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Programme

12 July 2018: DFB Museum


  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch at the N11 Bar & Restaurant (top floor of the museum, optional)
  • 13.00-15.00 Visit to the permanent exhibition of the DFB Museum (optional)


15.00-16.20 Conference Opening and Panel 1: Cultural Theory

  • Mick O'Hara and Connell Vaughan (Dublin): "Twitter and the Modern Soccer Apology: A Derridean Analysis"

    • Abstract


  • Ridvan Askin (Basel): "The High Theory of Soccer"

    • Abstract



  • 16.20-16.40 Coffee Break


16.40-18.00 Panel 2: Class, Community and Writing

  • Ian Watson (Bremen): "The Fifth Beatle. Class, Football and Writing in Britain in the Last Sixty Years"

    • Abstract


  • Manfred Malzahn (Al Ain): "Against the Odds: The Thistle and the Grail by Robin Jenkins"

    • Abstract



  • 19.00 Drinks and Dinner (Kumpel Erich, Kreuzstr. 87, 44137 Dortmund)

13 July 2018: IBZ Dortmund

9.30-10.00 Opening

  • Gerold Sedlmayr, Dean of the Faculty of Culture Studies: Welcome to TU Dortmund University


  • Ridvan Askin, Catherine Diederich and Aline Bieri (in absentia): Book Launch - The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer


10.00-11.30 Reading and Discussion

  • Anthony Cartwright (London): "After Industry: Football Fiction and Narratives of Decline"


  • 11.30-11.50 Coffee Break


11.50-13.10 Panel 3: Football and Realism

  • Ian Plenderleith (Frankfurt): "Football Stories: From Fictitious Reality to 'real' Fiction"

    • Abstract


  • Levi Nagy (Budapest): "The Reality of Football and Football Literature"

    • Abstract



  • 13.10-14.00 Lunch Break


14.00-15.20 Panel 4: Ideology and Non-fiction

  • Adam Kadlac (Wake Forest University): "It's Just a Game (and that's more than enough)"

    • Abstract


  • Muhammed Musa (Al Ain): "Writing Football: Beyond the Fallacy of Ideological Safety"


  • 15.20-15.40 Coffee Break


15.40-17.00 Panel 5: Parody and Paraphernalia

  • Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte (Rome / University of the Free State, SA): "Soccer as a Parody of the World/Life"

    • Abstract


  • Victoria Allen (Kiel): "Narrating NE Myths through Football Paraphernalia"

    • Abstract



17.10-18.00 Readings, Discussion and Closing Remarks


  • Ian Watson (Bremen): "The Far Post, or: Why will nobody publish football poems?"

    • Abstract


  • Ian Plenderleith (Frankfurt): "The Quiet Fan"


  • 19.30 Drinks and Dinner (Schönes Leben, Liebigstr. 23, 44139 Dortmund)