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Sport and Literature A Special Issue of Sport in History: Introduction
(Taylor and Francis, 2009-06)
This special issue of Sport in History presents the work of several academics who explore the literary representation of sport. The article discusses the methodology of using literature to study sport.
Namibia’s Brave Gladiators
Namibia’s Brave Gladiators: Gendering the Sport and Development Nexus From the Second World Women and Sport Conference 1998 to Women’s World Cup 2011 A well-established multi-disciplinary body of literature has analysed ...
The Immediate legacy of Pat Smythe: The pony-mad teenager in 1950s and 1960s Britain.
(MMU Institute for Performance Research, 2011)
The chapter focuses on the life of Britain's Pat Smythe (22 November 1928-27 February 1996) particularly her autobiographical writing. It argues that her dominance as a national championship winner, and international ...
'The Curious Mystery of the ‘Olimpick Games’: did Shakespeare know Dover…and does it matter?’
(Taylor and Francs, 2009-06)
The First half of the article looks ar the period 1612 to 1642 when Robert Dover reinvented the existing Cotswold Games as annual 'Olimpick' celebrations of sport and, to an extent, popular culture. The second section ...
Gladys Carson in Paris 1924: half told Olympic stories.
This conference hosted by the ICSHC at DMU celebrated the long history of the Centre's work with the Oxford DNB since the newly configured dictionary was relaunched in 1993. Looking forward past the Olympic release in 2012, ...
For me, the most important photograph of Women's Olympic Participation: the 1912 British 4 x100 freestyle relay team.
The presentation explores a well-known but often taken for granted photograph showing swimmers of 1912 wearing revealing swimsuits. It argues that competitive principles rather than modesty defined the appearance and ...
George Geary: One of the Most Widely Travelled Cricketers of His Time
(Leicester's Sporting Heroes, 2011-02)
George Geary, a Leicestershire County Cricket Club all-rounder was one of the most widely travelled cricketers of his day. He went on to coach at Charterhouse, including among other people, the future England captain Peter ...
Send Her Victorious: A Historiography of British Women Olympians 1896-2012
(British Library, 2010-09-01)
This article gives an overview of the history of women Olympians 1900-2012.
Women’s Football During World War One
(Shire Publications Ltd, 2014-10-31)
Prior to the World War One, women’s football had a rocky existence. The earliest organised game seems to have taken place on 9 May 1881 when a team calling themselves England played a side named Scotland at Easter Road, ...
‘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 ...