« Professional Wrestling and… », foregrounding borders, crossing borders

Since Barthes’s Mythologies, cultural studies have acknowledged that there may be more to professional wrestling than a clash of two oily muscled masses in front of a partisan crowd. Yet, while it has caught the attention of a wide range of writers and essayists, from Roland Barthes, to Henry Jenkins to Angela Carter, and while it has been extensively studied in North-American academic circles, professional wrestling has been comparatively neglected in France. The subject is still ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
University of Bordeaux 3
Event type: 
Event date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Friday, February 1, 2013
Event Location: 
Bordeaux, France
Abstract due date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Popular Culture
20th & 21st Century
Cultural Studies
& Media
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