The World Stage
The finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 will take place in Germany this summer, beginning with the group stage on June 26 and ending with the championship match in Frankfurt on July 17 (www.fifa.com). Sixteen teams have qualified for the finals:
|FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Finalist Teams|
In a recent post on her From a Left Wing blog, Jennifer Doyle contests FIFA's latest ranking of the top women's national teams by providing her own top fifteen, with Germany, Canada, Brazil, USA, and Nigeria among her top five (March 18, 2011). To suggest your own rankings, visit fromaleftwing.blogspot.com, and view our listing of women authors and literary resources related to soccer and sport from the sixteen competing countries.
Last but not least, check out our "Ultimate XI" of women's writers on sport, compiled by John Turnbull. Two years ago, John fielded an imaginary "dream team" of writers that included Vladimir Nabokov as goalkeeper, Orhan Pamuk and Osip Mandelstam as fullbacks, Ana María Moix and Anna Enquist in midfield, Eduardo Galeano and Kenzaburo Oe in the attacking half, James Joyce as manager, and Albert Camus as "physical therapist" (New York Times, March 7, 2009).
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Table of Contents
SPECIAL SECTION: German Crime Writing
Guest edited by J. Madison Davis
- Introduction, J. Madison Davis, guest editor
- FICTION: Lisa Lercher, "Forty-three-year-old woman seeking..."
- ESSAY: Beatrix Kramlovsky, "Show Your Face, oh Violence"
- ESSAY: Almuth Heuner, "Germany's Crime and Mystery Scene"
- FICTION: Nina George, "The Light in the West"
- ESSAY: Hughes Schlueter, "The Grand Duchy Strikes Back"
- ESSAY: Paul Ott, "Murder in the Alpenglow: Swiss Crime Writing in the German Language"
- ESSAY: Thomas Przybilka, "A Resource for Lovers of Crime Writing: The Bonn Archive of Secondary Crime Writing Literature"
SPECIAL SECTION: World Cup/World Lit 2011
Guest edited by John Turnbull
- Introduction, John Turnbull, guest editor
- INTERVIEW: John Turnbull, "A Conversation with Nalinaksha Bhattacharya"
- FICTION: Nalinaksha Bhattacharya, "Hem and Football" an excerpt
- POETRY: Mona Nicole Sfeir, "Laws of the Game (adapted from FIFA 2010-11)"
- INTERVIEW: Sandra Kingery, "A Conversation with Ana María Moix"
- ESSAY: Jennifer Doyle, "Soccer, Art and Desire"
- INTERVIEW: John Turnbull, "A Conversation with Elísabet Jökulsdóttir"
- ESSAY: Clarice Lispector, "Armando Nogueira, Soccer, and Me (Poor Thing)"
- WLT Online Book Club: The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky
- Author Profile: Jonas Hassen Khemiri
- Czesław Miłosz Centennial
- City Profile: Tallinn, Estonia
- Raquel Chalfi, "Double Exposure in the Black Forest"
Q&A: WLT INTERVIEWS
- Ray Taras, "A Conversation with Carsten Jensen"
WEB EXCLUSIVES: MARITIME READING
- READING LIST: More Maritime Reading
- PHOTO GALLERY: Marstal Maritime Museum Photos
- EXCERPT:Vi sejlede bare (2009; We just sailed) by Carsten Jensen
- POETRY: "The Castaway"by Alessio Zanelli
OUTPOSTS: Norwich, Norfolk
- Norwich, Norfolk