RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 015 - Contemporary Sports Literature
Instruction Mode: Section 015 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

What is it that drives us to sports as fans and as athletes? What is it that makes us break our bodies and the bodies of others in the name of performed victories? What ethical, (bio)political, and sociological questions do athletics raise? How can contemporary literature—the things we read, the things we write—engage with sport? With a reading list that includes essays, poems, and fiction by Natalie Diaz, Ross Gay, Claudia Rankine, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Amy Lam, and others, we will explore crucial intersections between categories that are often kept separate: body and mind, skill and will, craft and force. The questions we’ll approach through these texts and our own writing will challenge us all: questions of the body, of experience, of desire; community questions (the team, the league, the nation-state); and individual (ethical, personal) ones.

In this course, we will move through many modes of college-level writing, including writing essays that demonstrate close reading, textual analysis, and synthetic analysis, and creative writing, including a culminating personal essay or open-genre (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid) exploration of our course questions. We will read and respond carefully to each other’s work, growing as peer reviewers and as writers. Students can expect to leave this course with 25+ pages of revised, polished writing.

This course is open to athletes and non-athletes; creative writers, creative readers, and creative thinkers; anyone who is excited to encounter the complex and complicated experiences reflected by contemporary sports literature, and to deepen their engagement with athletics in both analytical and creative ways.

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Schedule

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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