“Sentence made of a few passes”. Poetry – football – performance Cover Image

„Zdanie złożone z kilku podań”. Poezja – futbol – performans
“Sentence made of a few passes”. Poetry – football – performance

Author(s): Dorota Wojda
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with relations between poetry and football as performances based on agency, which, among others, combine play with agon, use many codes and are popcultural, engage receivers and influence the reality. In the first part, the author points to main trends in cultural theory of football (semiotics, narrativism, gender studies, postcolonialism), stressing their performative character. The second part is devoted to a survey of Polish poetry on football, including epic mythizations, texts depicting football events in an autotelic language and critical cultural performances. Separately she discusses the fans' contrafacta, as well as poems on football written by women.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 243-267
  • Page Count: 25