David Wood is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at the Department of Hispanic Studies, the University of Sheffield. Research interests centre on culture and society in Latin America, especially Peru and Cuba. Publications include a monographic study of the Peruvian author Alfredo Bryce Echenique (1939- ) and book chapters and articles on literature, football, artesanía and cinema in Peru. A book on Popular Culture in Peru (including a major chapter on football), arising from an AHRB research leave award, to be published in 2004. Current research focuses on textual representations of football in Latin America.
Dr. P. Louise Johnson is Director of Catalan Studies and Lecturer in Catalan and Spanish at the Department of Hispanic Studies, the University of Sheffield. Current research centres on the relationship between sport and literary / philosophical texts in pre-Civil War Spain. Publications include a monograph on the Mallorcan novelist Llorenç Villalonga, including a significant chapter on physical culture, and articles on modern Catalan literature and culture. Currently on AHRB research leave to complete a project on intellectuals and physical culture in early twentieth-century Catalonia.