The Beautiful Game: Soccer in Contemporary Society and CultureSemester Course

DIS Copenhagen, Elective Course, The Beautiful Game, Soccer in Contemporary Society and Culture
Major Discipline(s)
Media Studies, Sociology
Elective Course
Spring semester

In recent decades, soccer has become a highly profitable and prominent global cultural phenomenon. This course looks at the sport as a reflection of society with historical ties to questions of national identity, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, and politics. We explore the particular dynamics of this sport through readings on games and play and also attempt to understand why ‘The Beautiful Game’ inspires the worlds of film, art, literature, video games, and fashion.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Visual Arts


Andreas Brøgger

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Program Director of European Humanities. MA in Modern Culture Studies, University of Copenhagen. Visiting Scholar, Columbia University 1999-2000 and Otis College of Art and Design 2001. Lecturer, University of Copenhagen 2002-2005. Previously Director and Curator at Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center 2009-2018 where he curated the exhibition KICK OFF – Contemporary Art and Football. With DIS since 2018.