Leeds programme 2010

‘Sport in Conquest’

A Symposium at the University of Leeds in collaboration with the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4) (EA VALE)

with the generous support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy

in the United Kingdom

Friday 1 October 2010 [Leeds Humanities Research Institute]

1400: Welcome

Frank Finlay (Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Leeds)

1410: Introduction and Network Launch

John McLeod (Leeds) and Alexis Tadié (Paris-Sorbonne)

1440:  Session 1

Supriya Chaudhuri (Jadhavpur), ‘Subaltern Narratives: Football in Indian Modernity’

Claire Gallien (Paris), ‘Cockfighting in Eighteenth-Century colonial India’

1600: Coffee

1615: Session 2:

John Whale (Leeds), ‘Imperfect Sympathies: Regency and Contemporary Responses to Black Fighters in Britain’

Dave Gunning (Birmingham): ‘Representing Sporting Communities in Black British Literature and Film’

1735:  Drinks and Symposium Dinner (Thai Edge, Leeds City Centre)


Saturday 2 October 2010 [School of English]

1000: Session 3

Philip Dine (Galway), ‘Big-game hunting in Algeria from Jules Gérard to Tartarin de Tarascon

David Murphy (Stirling), ‘When Symbols Start to Speak: Lilian Thuram and the French Identity Debates’

Edward Nye (Oxford), ‘Anthologising A bicyclette

1200:  Lunch

1300:  Film screening

Zidane: A twenty-first century portrait (2006) [90 mins]; followed by panel discussion [25 mins]

1500:  Coffee

1515:  Session 4

John Bale (Keele): ‘Travel Writing : Representing an African Body-Culture’

Graham Huggan (Leeds), ‘Not Just Cricket: Lagaan and the Anti-Conquest’

Clem Seecharan (London Metropolitan), ‘“The Proof of the Pudding”: C.L.R. James, Frank Worrell’s Captaincy and West Indian Nationalism at the End of Empire, 1960-3

1715:  Plenary

Conclusions and Network plans (including discussion re: Paris-Sorbonne Conference in 2011, etc.)

1800: Close

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