Revisiting Babel : sport and poetry
Williams, Evan Morris (2004) Revisiting Babel : sport and poetry. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.
This work is a hermeneutic of sport as if it were poetry. The inspiration for the dissertation is to be found in a reading of the myth of the tower of Babel (Book of Genesis: 11,1-9). It is an extended and multi-pieced argument exploring an analogy between the truly strong sport performer and the strong poet. It pays attention to the strong sport performer, like the strong poet, as a maker of novel meaning. The mode of approach is a semiotic one: sport and poetry are brought together under the umbrella of semiotic through the resources of ordinary language supplemented by three specialised kinds of language - sport as a language, mythology as a language, and poetry as a language. This work, as a hermeneutic of sport as poetry, grapples with the question of how to understand and interpret the cultural and social capital of sport.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD thesis)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||English language, Discourse analysis, Sports, Philosophy, poetry, mythology|
|Subjects:||FOR Classification > 2203 Philosophy
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
FOR Classification > 2003 Language Studies
|Depositing User:||VU Library|
|Date Deposited:||02 Sep 2010 23:38|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2013 16:45|
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