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Writing the Body in Motion

A Critical Anthology on Canadian Sport Literature

Edited by Angie Abdou and Jamie Dopp
Sport literature is never just about sport. The genre's potential to explore the human condition, including aspects of violence, gender, and the body, has sparked the interest of writers, readers, and scholars. Over the last decade, a proliferation of sport literature courses across the continent is evidence of the sophisticated and evolving body of work developing in this area. Writing the Body in Motion offers introductory essays on the most commonly taught Canadian sport literature texts. The contributions sketch the state of current scholarship, highlight recurring themes and patterns, and offer close readings of key works. Organized chronologically by source text, ranging from Shoeless Joe (1982) to Indian Horse (2012), the essays offer a variety of ways to read, consider, teach, and write about sport literature.

About the Authors

Angie Abdou is assistant professor of creative writing at Athabasca University and a regular book reviewer for Quill and Quire. She has published one short story collection and four novels. Jamie Dopp is associate professor of Canadian literature at the University of Victoria, where he has taught a course in hockey and literature for a number of years. He has published two collections of poetry and a novel and in 2009, he coedited a collection of essays with Richard Harrison called Now Is the Winter: Thinking about Hockey.
UBC Press

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