Professor David Wood

PhD

School of Languages and Cultures

Faculty Director of International Affairs

Professor of Latin American Studies

david.wood@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0548

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Professor David Wood
School of Languages and Cultures
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Profile

Prof. David Wood came to Sheffield in 1992 from Exeter University, where he completed a British Academy-funded PhD on the work of the Peruvian author Alfredo Bryce Echenique, following a year´s teaching in Peru with the British Council. Bryce Echenique, and contemporary Peruvian and Latin American literature more widely, continue to be research interests, and have given rise to various invitations as a guest speaker at conferences in Europe and Latin America. His critical edition of Bryce Echenique´s Huerto cerrado was published in July 2007.

Research interests

Popular culture, particularly sport, is another major research interest, both in Peru and across Latin America, and a book on literature, football and artesanía in Peru arising from AHRC Research Leave was published in Lima in 2005.

His latest research has involved the relationship between sport, literature and visual culture in Latin America, strands which came together in the co-organisation of the Conference `Visual/ Physical: Discourses on Sport and Physical Culture´ (July 2010) and in recent conference invitations and publications on the role of sport in Latin American literature and society.

One outcome of this research is the first monograph to examine the relationship between football and literature in the region (2017); another is the AHRC International Research Network 'A Level Playing Field? The Practice and Representation of Women's and Girls' Football in South America', for which he is principal investigator. The women's football network has its own project website, which can be viewed at http://www.alevelplayingfield.group.shef.ac.uk/

Publications

Books

  • Wood D (2017) Football and Literature in South America. Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hart SM & Wood D (2010) Essays on Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Peruvian Literature and Culture. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wood D () Football and Literature in South America. Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • Wood D & Johnson P (Ed.) (2008) Sporting Cultures: Hispanic Perspectives on Sport, Text and the Body. Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Wood D (2017) Body Politic: The Evolving Role of Sport in Skármeta’s Short Stories In Ferreira C & Jolley J (Ed.), Antonio Skármeta. Nuevas Lecturas/ New Readings (pp. 41-61). Lima, Peru: Universidad Ricardo Palma. RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Playing Dirty (Second Half), Football and Literature in South America (pp. 122-144). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Argentina Beyond El Proceso, Football and Literature in South America (pp. 145-164). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Taking the Field (First Half), Football and Literature in South America (pp. 16-44). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Playing Dirty (First Half), Football and Literature in South America (pp. 95-121). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Offside? Women Writers Creating Space, Football and Literature in South America (pp. 192-214). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Writing the National Game, Football and Literature in South America (pp. 64-94). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Conclusions, Football and Literature in South America (pp. 215-220). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Taking the Field (Second Half), Football and Literature in South America (pp. 45-63). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Narratives of Nation-building in Ecuador and Peru, Football and Literature in South America (pp. 165-191). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wood D (2010) El valor de lo popular en la obra de Bryce Echenique In Hart SM & Wood D (Ed.), Essays on Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Peruvian Literature and Culture (pp. 26-39). Centre of Cesar Vallejo Studies RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wood D (2010) Entrevista con Alfredo Bryce Echenique In Hart SM & Wood D (Ed.), Essays on Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Peruvian Literature and Culture (pp. 67-76). Centre of Cesar Vallejo Studies RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wood D (2009) El fútbol en el Perú In Llopis R (Ed.), Fútbol postnacional. Transformaciones sociales y culturales del “deporte global” en Europa y América Latina (pp. 153-166). Anthroposophic Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wood D (2009) El corpus literario: deporte y cuerpo en textos peruanos contemporáneos In Torras M & Clúa I (Ed.), Cuerpos que cuentan (pp. 69-80). Ecultura RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wood D (2008) Fútbol, cultura e identidad en el Perú In Panfichi A (Ed.), Ese gol existe. Una mirada al Perú a través del fútbol (pp. 231-250.). Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wood D (2007) Arriba Peru! The Role of Football in the Formation of a Peruvian National Culture In Miller R & Crolley L (Ed.), Football in the Americas: Futbol, Futebol, Soccer (pp. 126-142). Univ of London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wood D () Cien años de goledad: medios, literatura y fútbol globalizado In Fischer T (Ed.), Fútbol y Sociedad en América Latina Berlin: Vervuert. RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

  • Wood D () Raanan Rein, 'Futbol, Jews and the Making of Argentina'; Shawn Stein and Nicolas Campisi, 'Por amor a la pelota: once cracks de la ficcion futbolera'. Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic studies and researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America, 94(3), 562-563. RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Wood D (2002) Artesania Peruana: A study of the production and consumption of the Mate Burilado [Engraved gourd]. CULTURA POPULAR (pp 57-70) RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Prof. Wood´s teaching focuses on various aspects of Latin American society and culture (both political and popular), especially in relation to contemporary Cuba and Peru.

Professional activities

David Wood is President of the Society for Latin American Studies and is the Director of International Affairs for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield.