James: the Politics and Literature of Cricket

Running time: 1:28:24

This filmed panel features papers which consider James’ account of the politics of cricket, and his relationship with and influence on sports-writing, historically and contemporarily. The papers & speakers are as follows:

1. C.L.R. James, W.G. Grace and (Mediating) the Claim of the Representative Figure. Presenter: Neil Washbourne, Media Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University.

2. ‘”From far it look like politics”: CLR James and the Canon of English Cricket Literature’. Presenter: Anthony Bateman, De Montfort University.

3. How CLR James Influenced Sportswriting. Presenter: Rob Steen, Cricket Writer and University of Brighton.

This programme was filmed by WORLDwrite CLR James project volunteers at The Beyond A Boundary Conference held at The University Of Glasgow in 2013. The conference marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of CLR James’ outstanding classic Beyond A Boundary.

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