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Football as Literature: A Semiotic Reading

Author: 

Hanson, Utibe: University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Football as Literature adopts semiotics as a framework to compare football (soccer) to literature. The football field is akin to the plot or stage in narrative or dramatic modes, respectively, and the players are viewed as characters whose metamorphoses, in the text of football, are occasioned from the label of their positions to the completeness of the plot by the kinetic power of the ball. In employing this commentary, a standard football match is seen as a representation of the active text. Particularly, without commentary football unfolds as an unspoken semiotic narrative. Football is seen, therefore, as existing in a continuum of signification encapsulated especially in the acknowledged genres of literature.

Market: 
Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Semiotics, Football, Sports, Literature, Symbolism
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531039 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Publisher: 

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