EN261
Sport Literature
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

A study of sports as portrayed in contemporary literature across a range of literary genres, with attention to both competitive and leisure pursuits. Themes to be examined may include: the body as a site of exhilaration, effort, and pain; spectacle and spectatorship; heroes and anti-heroes; amateurism versus professionalism; sportís relationship to fantasy, ritual and myth; gender, race, and performance as they bear on sports; and connections among sport, nation, and other forms of group identity. Authors whose works may be studied include Angie Abdou, Randall Maggs, Marco Ramirez, and Claudia Rankine.

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