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ERIC Number: EJ1007523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
The Risks and Rewards of Sports Lit and Other Bait-and-Switch Courses
Irvine, Colin
CEA Forum, v42 n1 p280-290 Win-Spr 2013
The author spent significant time over the past year developing a course that would examine sports themes and analyze the literary techniques authors, directors, and others employ when converting this seemingly facile facet of contemporary life into art. He worked his way through what are at times perfunctory preparatory tasks with an uncommon kind of ardor for this kind of work--rather than gearing up as he normally does for a new course with a casual, it-will-work-out approach learned over the last eighteen years of teaching, he geared up in ways more normally associated with getting ready for the Olympics or possibly a new season as a highly-paid NFL head coach. The author planned the course--developing assignments and picking readings and laying out units and individual classes--as one might think through an entire season of close wins and sure things.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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