ERIC Number: ED153241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Rhetoric of Sport: A Course for all Seasons.
Herzog, Tobey C.
Although some teachers doubt that sports literature should be taught in the college English class, the study of sports literature is enjoyable for studeents to read, think, and write. In a course entitled "The Rhetoric of Sport: Society, Media, Literature," students study the role of sport in society through reading articles and books that show the interrelationships between sports and such social issues as race, politics, hero worship, and violence. They learn about sport in the media through readings that show how language is used in sports writing, how the rhetoric of sports journalism shapes attitudes toward sport, and how the language of sport has been assimilated by government and business. Finally, students learn about sport in literature through reading works that deal tangentially with sport, such as "The Great Gatsby," as well as those unique to the sports scene, such as Roger Kahn's "The Boys of Summer." A list of course readings is appended. (Information on the organization of a freshman composition course taught through the use of sports literature is presented in a separate document.) (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (67th, New York City, November 24-26, 1977); For related document see ED144094