The Portrayal of Female Sportswomen in Canadian Novels in the Last Decade

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


This interdisciplinary project starts from a micro-perspective in the study of women in Canadian sports novel. We begin from the “thin description” of the people, events, things, surroundings, etc. that surrounds the sportswomen portrayed by the author. In these novels, sports (namely, athletics, ball games, water sports, etc.) are the “stimuli” that trigger the relationship between the heroines and the other characters in the novel. This is where the project differentiates itself from the previous researches in this field. Thin description enables us to grasp the essence of the story and the interrelationships between the characters and events. Thick description would in turn create a platform for the sports novels to be immersed in more universal and global issues.

Project IDs

Project ID:PF10009-0025
External Project ID:NSC100-2629-H182-001
Effective start/end date01/08/1131/07/12


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