Sports Literature and Culture: Hockey
Winter Term 2014
Instructor: David McNeil (email@example.com)
FASS Building, 6135 University, 3193 (494-3508)
Office Hours: TBA
When Gretzky went to LA
My whole nation trembled
Like hot water in a tea cup when a train goes by
John B. Lee
Please note that there are two Sections of this class. Section 01 is the regular format that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 14:35-15:55. Section 02 is the online format (distance education) that utilizes mp3 files as lectures and Collaborate Live Classroom for internet discussions. Camtasia recordings of all the regular format meetings in Section 01 will be made available to all students. Follow the links above for more information on each.
This class will focus on literature, primarily Canadian, that deals with ice hockey. Texts are selected from a range of forms: journalism, fiction, poetry, song and film. Topics include cultural identity, personal memoir, and gender equity. Students will explore the unique features of writing that deals with what has been called “Canada’s national game” and recognize how the literature of sport is connected to the broader literary canon. We will also examine the commercial, aesthetic and political aspects of hockey literature.
Evaluation will be based on writing assignments, tests, and a final exam. All written work will have to be submitted to SafeAssign. Students with permanent or temporary disabilities who would like to discuss accommodation are asked to see the instructor as soon as possible.
|Class Participation (attendance, activity, Blackboard "Discussion" postings)||10%|
|Review or Response or Presentation (Topic & Date); submit digitally to SafeAssign by midnight Jan. 30 (see Blackboard for details)||10%|
|Mid-Term Test (Feb. 13)||20%|
|Essay or Research Paper. Proposal due Mar. 4; final copy Mar. 29; submit final copy only to SafeAssign by midnight Mar. 25||30%|
|Final Exam (Exact Date and Time TBA but will be during the Exam Period||30%|
NEW Cara Hedley, Twenty Miles, about CIS women's hockey
Stephen Brunt, Searching for Bobby Orr
Going Top Shelf: An Anthology of Canadian Hockey Poetry, ed. Michael P. J. Kennedy
Words on Ice: A Collection of Hockey Prose, ed. Michael P. J. Kennedy
Wayne Johnston, The Divine Ryans
Charles Biname, The Rocket, film
Course Pack, available from Julia's. 1525 LeMarchant St., Halifax, NS B3H 3R2, 902 425-4722, firstname.lastname@example.org
a class you want to be in!
Pre-requisite: Any full-year writing requirement.
Can be taken as transfer credit (see your Registrar or academic advisor).
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Last Updated: February 14, 2013