Victorian Sport (journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Maunder/University of Hertfordshire
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Sporting Victorians
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:

sport in literature
sporting writers
sport and gender
sport and the empire
sport and the theatre
the professionalization of sport
sport and the countryside (including hunting)
sporting heroes
sport as entertainment
gambling and gaming
sport and crime
sport and the body (including `Muscular Christianity')
sport and ethnicity
sport and health

Please email enquiries & proposals (of approximately 500 words) by 16 May 2011 to:

Andrew Maunder
Editor, Critical Survey

Final essays will be due in by 31 December 2011 and the journal issue will be published in spring 2012.