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Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body – Introduction
This is an introductory essay for the editied collection entitled ‘Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body’. As well as giving an overview of the six articles in the collection, the introduction seeks to give an overview of sport ...
‘Tri-ang Strong Toys’: Lines Brothers and British Motor Sport in the Inter-War Period
This article explores the confluence of British motor sport, toy car manufacture and leisure during the period from 1919 to 1939. Mass- production toy-making had been bound up with the manufacture of sporting and fancy ...
Olympism and Pastoralism in British Sporting Literature
(Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2015-07-30)
This chapter explores the pastoralism of early modern British sport, evident in the first printed texts in English. These processes accelerated from 1612 onwards, as versions of “Olimpick,” “Ho-Limpyc,” “Olympian,” and ...
Sport and the performative body in the early work of C.L.R. James
The essay examines four major texts that are associated with C.L.R. James’s residence in Nelson, Lancashire, during 1932–1933 – Minty Alley (1936), The Life of Captain Cipriani (1932), ‘The Greatest of All Bowlers: An ...
the vanishing princess. Bess, 1936
(Litter magazine (Leafe Press), 2015-01)
Two poems from a series of poems about stage magic and illusions
From Sportswear to Leisurewear: The Evolution of English Football League Shirt Design in the Replica Kit Era.
The football shirt is of iconic significance, defining a club's visual identity through its role as sporting uniform and fan identifier, providing a canvas for commercial interactions and increasingly acting as the focus ...
The Epitome of National Life: Metropolitan Music Hall and Variety Theatre, 1913-1919
Challenging the enduring reputation of the metropolitan music hall as a site of jingoistic patriotism during the First World War, this chapter explores its theatre as the product of an unprecedented negotiation between a ...
(Paper Swans website, 2015-09-13)
poem in response to a photograph
(The Stare's Nest, 2015-07-21)
In the Tunnel
(Eyewear Publishing, 2015-12)
microfiction prompted by the refugee crisis