Books and Tennis: Literature, History and Culture (A Personal Interest Online Course)

Books and Tennis: Literature, History and Culture (A Personal Interest Online Course)

  • $40.00

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This course delves into the intersection of tennis and literature, exploring how the sport has been portrayed in books, its historical evolution, and its cultural significance. Through a mix of readings, theory, and analysis, students will gain a deeper appreciation of tennis not only as a sport but also as a rich source of literary and cultural inspiration.

Course Duration: 3 hours

Who is the course for?
- Literature Enthusiasts
- Tennis Fans and Players
- Students and Academics
- Sports Historians
- Creative Writers looking to incorporate tennis themes into their literary work.
- Anyone interested in the cultural influence of tennis in literature.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Explore the portrayal of tennis in literature and its thematic significance.

2. Understand the historical development of tennis and its cultural impact.

3. Analyse how tennis reflects societal values and personal identity through literary works.

4. Engage with practical aspects of tennis to complement the theoretical understanding.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Tennis in Literature
Overview of tennis in literary history.

Module 2: The Origins and Evolution of Tennis
Historical development of tennis from its origins to the modern era.

Module 3: Tennis and Personal Identity
Reflections and analyses of how tennis shapes personal identity.

Module 4: Iconic Matches and their Literary Depictions
Analysis of famous tennis matches and their literary depictions.

Module 5: Gender, Class and Race in Tennis
The intersection of gender, class, and race in tennis.

Module 6: Representation of Tennis in Popular Culture
Representation of tennis in movies, media and art.

Module 7:  The Psychological Aspects of Tennis
The mental game in tennis, both in literature and in practice.

Module 8: Modern Tennis Literature & Future Trends
Contemporary tennis literature and future trends.

At the end of the course, you'll be have a comprehensive understanding of how tennis is represented in literature and its broader cultural implications; and enjoy an enhanced appreciation of tennis as a sport and cultural phenomenon.

You'll also receive a Book Therapy Certificate of Achievement (which you can showcase on your LinkedIn profile, CV or resumé, and/or share it with friends or employers).

Upon purchase, a course link will be sent to your email address.  If this is a gift, a course link will be sent to the gift recipient.