Narrative The Basics

Providing an up-to-date and accessible overview of the essentials of narrative theory, Narrative: The Basics guides the reader through the major approaches to the study of narrative, using contemporary examples from a wide range of ...

Author: Bronwen Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541202

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Providing an up-to-date and accessible overview of the essentials of narrative theory, Narrative: The Basics guides the reader through the major approaches to the study of narrative, using contemporary examples from a wide range of narrative forms to answer key questions including: What is narrative? What are the "universals" of narrative? What is the relationship between narrative and ideology? Does the reader have a role in narrative? Has the digital age brought radically new forms of narrative? Each chapter introduces key theoretical terms, providing thinking points and suggestions for further study. With an emphasis on applying theory to example studies, it is an ideal introduction to the current study of narrative.

Basics Creative Photography 02

Basics Creative Photography 02: Context and Narrative is a visually stunning introduction to the use of storytelling in photographic imagery

Author: Maria Short

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9782940411405

Category: Photography

Page: 184

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Basics Creative Photography 02: Context and Narrative is a visually stunning introduction to the use of storytelling in photographic imagery

Basic Elements of Narrative

As just indicated, some of the critical properties I have characterized as basic elements of narrative are gradient (i.e., they operate by degrees) rather than binarized: how detailed or particularized is the portrayal of the ...

Author: David Herman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444356687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across various media, introducing key concepts developed by previous theorists and contributing original ideas to the growing body of scholarship on stories. Includes an overview of recent developments in narrative scholarship Provides an accessible introduction to key concepts in the field Views narrative as a cognitive structure, type of text, and resource for interpersonal communication Uses examples from literature, face to face interaction, graphic novels, and film to explore the core features of narrative Includes a glossary of key terms, full bibliography, and comprehensive index Appropriate for multiple audiences, including students, non-specialists, and experts in the field

Voice and Vision A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production

NARRATIVE. BASICS. 1: CONFLICT-ORIENTED. DRAMA. Thenext step in the processis to turn yourinitial inspirationinto a dramatic story.In making this transition, it isimportant to understand the essential characteristics ofa dramatic story.

Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136067891

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

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Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice sidebars throughout Voice & Vision connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.

Narrative Research

SOME BASIC FEATURES OF CONDUCTING NARRATIVE STUDIES The use of narrative methodology results in unique and rich data that cannot be obtained from experiments , questionnaires , or observations . We refer the readers elsewhere for the ...

Author: Amia Lieblich

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761910433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

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A concise volume aimed at researchers and academics in sociology, anthropology, psychology and interpersonal communication.

Sociology The Basics

With tasks to stimulate the sociological mind and suggestions for further reading both within the text and on an accompanying website, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology and those with an interest in how the ...

Author: Ken Plummer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317403647

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A lively, accessible and comprehensive introduction to the diverse ways of thinking about social life, Sociology: The Basics (second edition) examines: The scope, history and purpose of sociology. Ways of understanding society and ‘the social’. The state of the world we live in today. Suffering and social inequalities. Key tools for researching and thinking about society. The impact of the digital world and new technologies. The values and the role of sociology in making a better world for all. The reader is encouraged to think critically about the structures, meanings, histories and cultures found in the rapidly changing world we live in. With tasks to stimulate the sociological mind and suggestions for further reading both within the text and on an accompanying website, this book is essential reading for all those studying sociology and those with an interest in how the modern world works.

The Moral of the Story

Content, Process, and Reflection in Moral Education Through Narratives John H. Lockwood. CHAPTER 7 MORAL THINKING AND NARRATIVE: BEYOND THE BASICS The objective [of values education] is not to present children with elaborate ethical ...

Author: John H. Lockwood

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581120387

Category: Education

Page: 120

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The problem this project attempts to solve is to develop a workable moral education in light of the clash between religious forms of moral education and U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning them. The concept of story and storytelling has been suggested as a unifying focus for disparate prescriptions for moral education. Several recent approaches to moral storytelling have been proposed. The approaches of William Bennett, Nel Noddings, and Herbert Kohl are among those which have attempted to combine moral education and storytelling within the last decade. Bennett is identified with other theorists whose primary concern is the moral content of a story. Noddings is identified as a process theorist, whose primary concern is the process of moral storytelling, not the content. Kohl is identified as a reflection theorist, whose approach challenges tradition in the hope of creating a more moral society. Each one of these three approaches attempts to provide a comprehensive program of moral education, but they fall short of that goal. The purpose of this project, then, is to construct a storytelling moral education program that improves upon earlier approaches. Using the three levels of moral thinking posited by R.M. Hare, a three-level approach to moral storytelling is proposed. The intuitive, critical, and meta-ethical levels of moral thinking that Hare refers to are used to frame a new, three-level, approach to moral storytelling. The three-level approach combines content, process, and reflection into a unified prescription for moral education. Thus, a more comprehensive plan for moral education through storytelling is developed, one that respects traditional forms of moral education while remaining within the parameters set by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Analyzing Narrative

This distinction was later revisited by narratologists who, based on Genette (1980), adopted a distinction between narration as the act of narrating, discourse (discours or récit) as the narrative text and story (histoire) as the basic ...

Author: Anna De Fina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139502580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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The socially minded linguistic study of storytelling in everyday life has been rapidly expanding. This book provides a critical engagement with this dynamic field of narrative studies, addressing long-standing questions such as definitions of narrative and views of narrative structure but also more recent preoccupations such as narrative discourse and identities, narrative language, power and ideologies. It also offers an overview of a wide range of methodologies, analytical modes and perspectives on narrative from conversation analysis to critical discourse analysis, to linguistic anthropology and ethnography of communication. The discussion engages with studies of narrative in multiple situational and cultural settings, from informal-intimate to institutional. It also demonstrates how recent trends in narrative analysis, such as small stories research, positioning analysis and sociocultural orientations, have contributed to a new paradigm that approaches narratives not simply as texts, but rather as complex communicative practices intimately linked with the production of social life.

Narrative in English Conversation

Basics Given the NC's unique status as the first and, as yet, only annotated corpus of conversational narrative in English, it was not possible in large measure to rely on established practices; rather, with the exception of discourse ...

Author: Christoph Rühlemann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107650237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Storytelling is a fundamental mode of everyday interaction. This book is based upon the Narrative Corpus (NC), a specialized corpus of naturally occurring narratives, and provides new paths for its study. Christoph Rühlemann uses the NC's narrative-specific annotation and XPath and XQuery, query languages that allow the retrieval of complex data structures, to facilitate large-scale quantitative investigations into how narrators and recipients collaborate in storytelling. Empirical analyses are validated using R, a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. Using this unique data and methodological base, Rühlemann reveals new insights, including the discovery of turntaking patterns specific to narrative, the first investigation of textual colligation in spoken data, the unearthing of how speech reports, as discourse units, form striking patterns at utterance level, and the identification of the story climax as the sequential context in which recipient dialogue is preferentially positioned.

Japanese Singers of Tales Ten Centuries of Performed Narrative

The simplistic concepts of hard and soft narrative substyles were evoked in the discussion of most genres to show how ... maintained that the stichic basic style is still present in these narratives as a basic starting point. i believe ...

Author: Dr Alison McQueen Tokita

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754653790

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Alison Tokita presents a series of case studies that demonstrate the persistence of Japanese sung narratives in a multiplicity of genres over ten centuries together with factors contributing to change in narrative performance. Narratives that were continually re-told and recycled in different versions and formats over a long period of time served to build people's sense of a common identity over space (the geographical extent of 'Japan') and time (the enduring power of many specific narratives). The elements of variation and change relate to the move away from oral narrative to text-based performance, and from a simple narrative situation with one performer to complex theatrical narratives with dancers, singers and other musicians. Tokita includes substantial musical analysis and exploration of theoretical issues, as well as documentation of important performance traditions, all of which are extant.

The Narrative Reader

Here, however, I should like to review and summarize the preceding general points: 1 For any particular narrative, there is no single basically basic story subsisting beneath it but, rather, an unlimited number of other narratives that ...

Author: Martin McQuillan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415205337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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The Narrative Reader provides a comprehensive survey of theories of narrative from Plato to Post-Structuralism. The selection of texts is bold and broad, demonstrating the extent to which narrative permeates the entire field of literature and culture. It shows the ways in which narrative crosses disciplines, continents and theoretical perspectives and will fascinate students and researchers alike, providing a long overdue point of entry to the complex field of narrative theory. Canonical texts are combined with those which are difficult to obtain elsewhere, and there are new translations and introductory material. The texts cover crucial issues including: * formalism * responses to narratology * psychoanalysis * phenomenology * deconstruction * structuralism * narrative and sexual difference * race * history The final section is designed to guide the student reader through the texts, and includes a helpful chronology of narrative theory, a glossary of narrative terms, and a checklist of narrative theories.

Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling and Narrative Strategies

Narrative advertisements are the complements of the films, games and comics containing national heroes and their stories that are transmitted via digitized mediums. Narratives are the essential basics of advertisements.

Author: Y?lmaz, Recep

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522553588

Category: Social Science

Page: 599

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Transmedia storytelling is defined as a process where integral elements of fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels to create a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. This process and its narrative models have had an increasing influence on the academic world in addressing both theoretical and practical dimensions of transmedia storytelling. The Handbook of Research on Transmedia Storytelling and Narrative Strategies is a critical scholarly resource that explores the connections between consumers of media content and information parts that come from multimedia platforms, as well as the concepts of narration and narrative styles. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as augmented reality, digital society, and marketing strategies, this book explores narration as a method of relating to consumers. This book is ideal for advertising professionals, creative directors, academicians, scriptwriters, researchers, and upper-level graduate students seeking current research on narrative marketing strategies.

Reading Biblical Narrative

You will find many of these narrative basics and techniques will also come in useful when reading contemporary novels and stories , or when critically watching and analyzing movies . If you have a VCR you can train yourself in ...

Author: Jan P. Fokkelman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004397484

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This is an enormously instructive and practical hands-on introduction for students of the Bible as literature, by one of the world’s leading exponents of Hebrew narrative technique. Issues covered include: introduction to the art of reading, the narrator and his characters, narrative structure, narrative devices.

Reading Biblical Narrative

You will find many of these narrative basics and techniques will also come in useful when reading contemporary novels and stories , or when critically watching and analyzing movies . If you have a VCR you can train yourself in ...

Author: J. P. Fokkelman

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611644425

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Narrator, characters, action, hero, quest, plot, time and space, entrances and exits--these are the essential components of all narrative literature. This authoritative and engaging introduction to the literary features of biblical narrative and poetry will help the reader grasp the full significance of these components, allowing them to enter more perceptively into the narrative worlds created by the great writers of the Bible.

Writing the Family Narrative

The blending of the characterization and the plot is the narrative . Establishing the Basic Theme . In Chapter 2 : " Using Genealogical and Local History Records to Write the Historical Exposition , " we established how we can recognize ...

Author: Lawrence P. Gouldrup

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing

ISBN: 0916489272

Category: Reference

Page: 157

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At last! Here is a clear, concise, and highly readable explanation of how to write your family history. This book was written for the genealogist who has compiled scores of pedigree charts and family group sheets, has spent years poring over forgotten manuscripts and staring into dimly-lit microfilm readers, and who now wants to bring it all together into a final narrative form. In a timely and interesting manner, the author shows how you can compose a controlled and focused rendition of your family's story.


Table 1.1 FIVE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE NARRATIVE PRACTICE Basic Principles Main Elements Significance of Each Narrative Practice of Principles Principle Skills Principle I: The Timing: The right Understanding the Understanding and ...

Author: Edith M. Freeman

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398086510

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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The purpose of this book is to explain the process in which individuals tell and retell their narratives, especially during developmental and other transitions in order to create meaning and continuity in their lives. The other goal is to clarify the nature and types of narratives that emerge in people’s natural environments during such transitions and during counseling sessions with social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, nurses, and other service providers. Further, it also describes practical narratives and approaches and includes relevant case examples to illustrate how those approaches have been applied effectively in social work and other helping professions. The text is organized in two sections. Part One is focused on the theoretical foundations of narrative practice and on five basic principles. The five chapters of Part Two demonstrate the application of advanced narrative skills in practice with clients who are challenged by various life span transitions. Clients’ narratives are included in each chapter to illustrate particular advanced narrative skills and major discussion points. The cultural context of such narratives may involve a combination of such factors as clients’ race and ethnicity, language, religion and spirituality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disabling conditions, social class, and location. Tables and figures included in each chapter illustrate specifically how particular narrative strategies can be used with clients and also clarify how to use those approaches in combination with other practice frameworks, including family systems, task-centered, crisis, solution-focused, group mutual aid, cognitive behavioral, and brief theoretical approaches. In addition, to the individual, family, community, organizational, and cultural narratives, the book also includes other story forms such as poetry, metaphors, proverbs, parables, letters, personal journals, art, and music.

Narrative Dynamics in Paul

19 The notions of causality and finality entailed in this description are problematic , but these difficulties aside , Aristotle's basic dictum , I am sure , would command general assent . Theoretical models of narrative trajectory tend ...

Author: Bruce W. Longenecker

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664222773

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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Are Paul's letters undergirded and informed by key narratives, and does a heightened awareness of those narratives help us to gain a richer and more rounded understanding of Paul's theology? The last two decades of the twentieth century witnessed an increasing interest in the narrative features of Paul's thought. A variety of studies since that period have advanced "story" as an integral and generative ingredient in Paul's theological formulations. In this book, a team of leading Pauline scholars assesses the strengths and weaknesses of a narrative approach, looking in detail at its application to particular Pauline texts.

The Power of Narrative

It is the universal appeal of these basic narrative schemes that resonates with each one of us and touches the fibers of our being. The schema is a universal story that is told and retold, in myriad ways, to great effect.

Author: Raul P. Lejano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197542125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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There is an ideological war of words waging in America, one that speaks to a new fundamentalism rising not just within the American public, but across other ideologically-torn nations around the globe as well. At its heart is climate skepticism, an ideological watershed that has become a core belief for millions of people despite a large scientific consensus supporting the science of anthropogenic climate change. While many scholars have examined the role of lobbyists and conservative think tanks in fueling the climate skepticism movement, there has not yet been a systematic analysis of why the narrative itself has resonated so powerfully with the public. Pulling from science and technology studies, narrative and discourse theory, and public policy, The Power of Narrative examines the strength of climate skepticism as a story, offering a thoughtful analysis and comparison of anti-climate science narratives over time and across geographic boundaries. This book provides fresh insight into the rhetorical and semantic properties on both sides of the climate change debate that preclude dialogue around climate science, and proposes a means for moving beyond ideological entrenchment through language mediation, further ethnographic study, and research-informed teaching. The Power of Narrative culminates in the revelation of a parallel between narratives about climate skepticism and those in other issue areas (e.g., gun rights, immigration, health crises), exposing a genetic meta-narrative of public distrust and isolation. Ultimately, The Power of Narrative is not a book about climate change in itself: it is, instead, a book about how our society understands and interacts with science, how a social narrative becomes ideology, and how we can move beyond personal and political dogma to arrive at a sense of collective rapprochement.

Narrative Complexity

Thus, VNG allows for conventionalized constructional patterns that may or may not use these basic schemata, so long as they are systematic within or across authors. In sum, VNG posits a basic narrative schema composed of categorical ...

Author: Marina Grishakova

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496214904


Page: 498

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The variety in contemporary philosophical and aesthetic thinking as well as in scientific and experimental research on complexity has not yet been fully adopted by narratology. By integrating cutting-edge approaches, this volume takes a step toward filling this gap and establishing interdisciplinary narrative research on complexity. Narrative Complexity provides a framework for a more complex and nuanced study of narrative and explores the experience of narrative complexity in terms of cognitive processing, affect, and mind and body engagement. Bringing together leading international scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume combines analytical effort and conceptual insight in order to relate more effectively our theories of narrative representation and complexities of intelligent behavior. This collection engages important questions on how narrative complexity functions as an agent of cultural evolution, how our understanding of narrative complexity can be extended in light of new research in the social sciences and humanities, how interactive media produce new types of narrative complexity, and how the role of embodiment as a factor of narrative complexity acquires prominence in cognitive science and media studies. The contributors explore narrative complexity transmitted through various semiotic channels, embedded in multiple contexts, and experienced across different media, including film, comics, music, interactive apps, audiowalks, and ambient literature.