The journal `Critical Survey' invites proposals for 4,000-6,000 word articles analysing some of the cultural and social dimensions of sport in Britain in the years 1800-1914. The nineteenth century saw the rise of professionalism in sport and the emergence of women as participants. Sport also engaged a wide range of novelists, poets, dramatists, painters and journalists – both as commentators and participants – from Byron's swimming to J.M. Barrie's cricket team.
Subjects might include but are not limited to the following: