Marking out the pitch : Defining the soccer fiction genre
McGowan, Lee (2010) Marking out the pitch : Defining the soccer fiction genre. In D'Arcy, Julian Meldon & Noe, Mark (Eds.) 2010 SLA : Sports Literature Association Conference 2010, 22-26 June 2010, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Unpublished)
The fiction of football, or soccer as it is commonly known in both the US and Australia, has a long and deep history. Despite this, there is still academic uncertainty as to whether it qualifies description as a distinct fictive genre. This paper seeks to address this question. It brings a genre analysis approach to the football fiction canon. Starting with definitions of what constitutes football fiction and genre, the paper goes on to distinguish and aggregate common trends, tensions and divergences and identify emerging and popular movements within football fiction. The paper will then assess football fiction’s status as a discrete genre.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Football Fiction, Soccer Fiction, Genre Studies, Generic Conventions, Creative Writing|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Lee McGowan|
|Deposited On:||02 May 2013 23:03|
|Last Modified:||03 May 2013 15:23|
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