Author Archives: alegi

Kittleson’s The Country of Football To Open 2014-15 Season

With the 2014 World Cup circus come and gone, and students beckoning, it’s time to announce the fall schedule for the 2014-15 season of the Football Scholars Forum. Our first session picks up where Germany left off, in Brazil! On … Continue reading

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FSF at Hofstra Soccer Conference

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Navigating the Study of Sports in the Academic World

Grant Wahl writes for Sports Illustrated and is the author of The Beckham Experiment, the first soccer book ever to become a New York Times bestseller. In the spring of 1995, during my junior year at Princeton, I met with … Continue reading

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Long Live WG Grace. The Past and the Future of Sports Writing

John Foot is Professor of Modern Italian history at the University of Bristol. He is the author of several books, including Calcio: A History of Italian Football and Pedalare! Pedalare! A History of Italian Cycling, and writes regularly for a … Continue reading

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The Ivory Tower and the Press Box: Towards Total Fútbol Writing

Peter Alegi: This is my video blog contribution to the Football Scholars Forum roundtable taking place on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the global fútbological conclave known as the Soccer as the Beautiful Game conference at Hofstra University. Comments welcome!

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FSF February: Sport and Politics in France—Making of Les Bleus

The Football Scholars Forum 2013-14 season resumes on February 12 at 8pm Eastern Time with a discussion of Lindsay Krasnoff’s The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010. The book explores how French political leaders sought to build a … Continue reading

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Fútbol Writing in a Digital Age with Jonathan Wilson

On December 5, the final FSF event of 2013 featured  Jonathan Wilson, journalist, author, and founding editor of The Blizzard, a symbol of independent fútbol writing in a digital age. Wilson fielded questions from an international audience from five continents … Continue reading

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FSF December: Independent Fútbol Writing in a Digital Age

Jonathan Wilson, journalist, author, founder and editor of The Blizzard, joins us on Thursday, December 5, at 4pm Eastern (9pm GMT) for a free-wheeling 90-minute discussion about the craft of independent fútbol writing in a digital age. In case you … Continue reading

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Football and Society in the Middle East

On November 14, football in the Middle East took center stage at FSF. The conversation focused on a special issue of the journal Soccer and Society, edited by Alon Raab and Issam Khalidi. It began by noting that while football has … Continue reading

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From *Africa’s World Cup* to Brazil 2014

FSF members from four continents convened online on October 24 for a lively discussion of Africa’s World Cup: Critical Reflections on Play, Patriotism, Spectatorship, and Space, a new collection edited by Peter Alegi and Chris Bolsmann. With the editors and … Continue reading

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