Storytelling Critical and Creative Approaches

This collection uses the concept of 'story' to connect literary materials and methods of analysis to wider issues of social and political importance.

Author: J. Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137349958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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This collection uses the concept of 'story' to connect literary materials and methods of analysis to wider issues of social and political importance. Drawing on a range of texts, themes include post-colonial literatures, history in literature, old stories in contemporary contexts, and the relationship between creativity and criticism.

Creative and Critical Approaches to the Short Story

The collection is unique in that it combines the critical creative approaches to short fiction and includes works by inflential critics and writers who convey their love of the genre through their writing.

Author: Noel Harold Kaylor

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019310767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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The collection is unique in that it combines the critical creative approaches to short fiction and includes works by inflential critics and writers who convey their love of the genre through their writing. Contributors include some of the best critics of the Short Story anywhere, talented fiction writers (one a Pulitzer Prize winner).

Art Borders and Belonging

Jan Shaw, 'Story Streams: Stories and their Tellers', in Storytelling: Critical & Creative Approaches, ed. J. Shaw, P. Kelly and L. E. Semler 10 (Hampshire: ...

Author: Maria Photiou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350203082

Category: Design

Page: 320

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Art, Borders and Belonging: On Home and Migration investigates how three associated concepts-house, home and homeland-are represented in contemporary global art. The volume brings together essays which explore the conditions of global migration as a process that is always both about departures and homecomings, indeed, home-makings, through which the construction of migratory narratives are made possible. Although centrally concerned with how recent and contemporary works of art can materialize the migratory experience of movement and (re)settlement, the contributions to this book also explore how curating and exhibition practices, at both local and global levels, can extend and challenge conventional narratives of art, borders and belonging. A growing number of artists migrate; some for better job opportunities and for the experience of different cultures, others not by choice but as a consequence of forced displacement caused economic or environmental collapse, or by political, religious or military destabilization. In recent years, the theme of migration has emerged as a dominant subject in art and curatorial practices. Art, Borders and Belonging thus seeks to explore how the migratory experience is generated and displayed through the lens of contemporary art. In considering the extent to which the visual arts are intertwined with real life events, this text acts as a vehicle of knowledge transfer of cultural perspectives and enhances the importance of understanding artistic interventions in relation to home, migration and belonging.

Origins and Futures Time Inflected and Reflected

The Emergence of Mind, Representations of Consciousness in Narrative Discourse in English. ed. ... Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches. eds.

Author: Raji C. Steineck

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004252004

Category: Science

Page: 310

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Origins and Futures: Time Inflected and Reflected offers an interdisciplinary approach to two fundamental often opposing concepts of time. The volume features both research on specific texts and authors as well as conceptual disciplinary reflections in the spirit of an integrated study of time.


... and narrative and gender approaches in leadership studies. ... Melusine (2016) and co-editor of Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches (2013).

Author: Tom Clark

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027266163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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In 1978, Nelson Goodman explored the relation of “worlds” to language and literature, formulating the term, “worldmaking” to suggest that many other worlds can as plausibly exist as the “world” we know right now. We cannot catch or know “the world” as such: all we can catch are the world versions - descriptions, views or workings of the world – that are expressed in symbolic systems (words, music, dancing, visual representations). Over the twenty-five years since then, creative works have played a crucial role in realigning, reshaping and renegotiating our understandings of how worlds can be made and preserved in the face of globalizing trends. The volume is divided into three sections, each engaging with worlds as malleable constructs. Central to all of the contributions is the question: how can we understand the relationships between natural, political, cultural, fictional, literary, linguistic and virtual worlds, and why does this matter?

Rwanda After Genocide

... in Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, eds. J. Shaw, P. Kelly and L. Semler (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 66–-79.

Author: Caroline Williamson Sinalo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108426138

Category: History

Page: 256

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Drawing on Rwandan genocide survivor testimonies, this book offers a new approach to psychological trauma that considers both the positive and negative consequences.

Melusine s Footprint

Zhao's essay identifies additional commonalities between the ways ... Retelling Medieval Stories,” in Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, ed.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004355958

Category: History

Page: 452

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Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth offers nineteen new critical essays from an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars examining the cultural, literary, and mythical inheritance of the legendary half-fairy, half-serpent Melusine.

The Theory of Love

In Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, edited by Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly and L.E. Semler, pp. 83–113. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Author: Timothy Laurie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030715557



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Australian Genre Film

... 'Transnational Glamour, National Allure: Community, Change and Cliché in Baz Luhrmann's Australia', in Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, ...

Author: Kelly McWilliam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429889813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Australian Genre Film interrogates key genres at the core of Australia’s so-called new golden age of genre cinema, establishing the foundation on which more sustained research on film genre in Australian cinema can develop. The book examines what characterises Australian cinema and its output in this new golden age, as contributors ask to what extent Australian genre film draws on widely understood (and largely Hollywood-based) conventions, as compared to culturally specific conventions of genre storytelling. As such, this book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of Australian genre film, undertaken through original analyses of 13 significant Australian genres: action, biopics, comedy, crime, horror, musical, road movie, romance, science fiction, teen, thriller, war, and the Western. This book will be a cornerstone work for the burgeoning field of Australian film genre studies and a must-read for academics; researchers; undergraduate students; postgraduate students; and general readers interested in film studies, media studies, cultural studies, Australian studies, and sociology.

Writing for the Screen

Comprehensive and engaging, this book considers key narrative questions of today and offers a range of exercises to address them.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 1352006022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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This revised and refreshed edition guides the contemporary screenwriter through a variety of creative and critical approaches to a deeper understanding of how to tell stories for the screen. With a renewed focus on theme and structure, the book is an essential guide for writers, script developers and teachers to help develop ideas into rich dynamic projects, and craft compelling, resonating screenplays. Combining creative tools and approaches with critical and contextual underpinnings, the book is ideal for screenwriting students who are looking to expand their skills and reflect on practices to add greater depth to their scripts. It will also inspire experienced writers and developers to find fresh ways of working and consider how new technology is affecting storytelling voices. Comprehensive and engaging, this book considers key narrative questions of today and offers a range of exercises to address them. Integrating creative guidance with rigorous scholarship, this is the perfect companion for undergraduate students taking courses in screenwriting. Encouraging and pragmatic, it will provide a wealth of inspiration for those wishing to work in the industry or deepen their study of the practice.

Critical and Creative Research Methodologies in Social Work

narrative research is omitted from what is a rather comprehensive volume about ... qualitative methods, narrativebased methodologies, like storytelling, ...

Author: Lia Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317157632

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Social work research is concerned with complex social issues closely connected to communities of people who are marginalized and oppressed. This volume develops critical and creative research methodologies that place questions of social justice at their centre and take innovative approaches to collecting, analysing, interpreting and presenting research data. The first section of the book examines textual data produced from an array of methodologies focused on the spoken and/or written word. These approaches allow those who are often silenced to speak by providing space and time to capture memory and meanings that may not come to light in a time driven structured research method like an interview or a questionnaire. The second section of the book discusses visual methods, including an examination of historical artefacts like, photographs and objects, and participant engagement with art, specifically clay sculpture and drawings. Both sets of methods examine the concept of ’time’, that is, how we understand time, as in our past memories, how we develop relationships and knowledge over time. These creative and critical methods provide new insights into ways of undertaking social research in social work which captures the complexity of social experiences, problems and meanings that are, more often than not, embedded in time and place.

Queer Times Black Futures

... “Transnational Glamour, National Allure: Community, Change and Cliché in Baz Luhrmann's Australia,” in Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, ...

Author: Kara Keeling

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814748336

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A serious intellectual engagement with Afrofuturism and the philosophical questions of space and time Queer Times, Black Futures considers the promises and pitfalls of imagination, technology, futurity, and liberation as they have persisted in and through racial capitalism. Kara Keeling explores how the speculative fictions of cinema, music, and literature that center black existence provide scenarios wherein we might imagine alternative worlds, queer and otherwise. In doing so, Keeling offers a sustained meditation on contemporary investments in futurity, speculation, and technology, paying particular attention to their significance to queer and black freedom. Keeling reads selected works, such as Sun Ra’s 1972 film Space is the Place and and the 2005 film The Aggressives, to juxtapose the Afrofuturist tradition of speculative imagination with the similar “speculations” of corporate and financial institutions. In connecting a queer, cinematic reordering of time with the new possibilities technology offers, Keeling thinks with and through a vibrant conception of the imagination as a gateway to queer times and black futures, and the previously unimagined spaces that they can conjure.

Australian Screen in the 2000s

In Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, edited by Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, and Liam E. Semler, 83–113. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Author: Mark David Ryan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319482996

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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This book provides coverage of the diversity of Australian film and television production between 2000 and 2015. In this period, Australian film and television have been transformed by new international engagements, the emergence of major new talents and a movement away with earlier films’ preoccupation with what it means to be Australian. With original contributions from leading scholars in the field, the collection contains chapters on particular genres (horror, blockbusters and comedy), Indigenous Australian film and television, women’s filmmaking, queer cinema, representations of history, Australian characters in non-Australian films and films about Australians in Asia, as well as chapters on sound in Australian cinema and the distribution of screen content. The book is both scholarly and accessible to the general reader. It will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of Anglophone film and television, as well as to anyone with an interest in Australian culture and creativity.

Grounds of Natural Philosophy

Stories of Selves and Infidels: Walter Charleton's Letter to Margaret Cavendish (1655).” Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, edited by Jan Shaw ...

Author: Margaret Cavendish

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460406878

Category: Philosophy


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This edition aims to make Margaret Cavendish’s most mature philosophical work more accessible to students and scholars of the period. Grounds of Natural Philosophy is important not only because it is Cavendish’s final articulation of her metaphysics but also because it succinctly outlines her fundamental views on “the nature of nature”—or the base substance and mechanics of all natural matter—and vividly demonstrates her probabilistic approach to philosophical enquiry. Moreover, Grounds spends considerable time discussing the human body, including the functions of the mind, a topic of growing interest to both historians of philosophy and literary scholars. This Broadview Edition opens to modern readers a vibrant, unique, and provocative voice of the past that challenges our standard view of seventeenth-century English philosophy.

Hong Kong Culture and Society in the New Millennium

... the continuities I see between cinema in the past and creativity in digital culture today. ... in Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, ed.

Author: Yiu-Wai Chu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811036682

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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This book discusses the notion of “Hong Kong as Method” as it relates to the rise of China in the context of Asianization. It explores new Hong Kong imaginaries with regard to the complex relationship between the local, the national and the global. The major theoretical thrust of the book is to address the reconfiguration of Hong Kong’s culture and society in an age of global modernity from the standpoints of different disciplines, exploring the possibilities of approaching Hong Kong as a method. Through critical inquiries into different fields related to Hong Kong’s culture and society, including gender, resistance and minorities, various perspectives on the country’s culture and society can be re-assessed. New directions and guidelines related to Hong Kong are also presented, offering a unique resource for researchers and students in the fields of cultural studies, media studies, postcolonial studies, globalization and Asian studies.

Youth Technology Governance Experience

change and cliché in Baz Luhrmann's Australia', Storytelling: critical and creative approaches, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 83–113.

Author: Liam Grealy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351112659

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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How do adults understand youth? How do their conceptions inform interventions into young lives or involve young people’s experiences? This volume tackles these questions by exploring adults’ ideas about youth. Specifically, Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience examines the four titular concepts and their implications for a range of relationships between youth and adults. Utilising interdisciplinary methods, the contributing authors deliver a broad range of analyses of young people differentiated by gender, class, race, and geography across an array of contexts, including within the home, in media representations, through government bureaucracies, and in everyday life. Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience also interrogates the meaning of technology and governance for youth studies, considering a range of ways they interact, including through social media, technologies of regulation, and educational tools. It will appeal to students and academic researchers interested in fields such as youth studies, cultural studies, sociology, and education.

The Australian Country Girl History Image Experience

... in Baz Luhrmann's Australia, in Storytelling: Critical and creative approaches, edited by Shaw, J., Kelly, P. and Semler, L. London: Palgrave, 83–112.

Author: Catherine Driscoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317040897

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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The Australian Country Girl: History, Image, Experience offers a detailed analysis of the experience and the image of Australian country girlhood. In Australia, 'country girl' names a field of experiences and life-stories by girls and women who have grown up outside of the demographically dominant urban centres. But it also names a set of ideas about Australia that is surprisingly consistent across the long twentieth century despite also working as an index of changing times. For a long period in Australian history, well before Federation and long after it, public and popular culture openly equated 'Australian character' with rural life. This image of Australian-ness sometimes went by the name of the 'bush man', now a staple of Australian history. This has been counterbalanced post World War II and increased immigration, by an image of sophisticated Australian modernity located in multicultural cities. These images of Australia balance rather than contradict one another in many ways and the more cosmopolitan image of Australia is often in dialogue with that preceding image of 'the bush'. This book does not offer a corrective to the story of Australian national identity but rather a fresh perspective on this history and a new focus on the ever-changing experience of Australian rural life. It argues that the country girl has not only been a long-standing counterpart to the Australian bush man she has, more importantly, figured as a point of dialogue between the country and the city for popular culture and for public sphere narratives about Australian society and identity.

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

Some films tella story whose events take placeover two hours, in two hours; ... that depict a particularly critical momentin the personal livesof ninewomen.

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.


Beyond telling the story of Twine and how to make Twine stories, Twining reflects on the ongoing process of making.

Author: Anastasia Salter

Publisher: Amherst College

ISBN: 1943208247


Page: 432

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Hypertext is now commonplace: links and linking structure nearly all of our experiences online. Yet the literary, as opposed to commercial, potential of hypertext has receded. One of the few tools still focused on hypertext as a means for digital storytelling is Twine, a platform for building choice-driven stories without relying heavily on code. In Twining, Anastasia Salter and Stuart Moulthrop lead readers on a journey at once technical, critical, contextual, and personal. The book's chapters alternate careful, stepwise discussion of adaptable Twine projects, offer commentary on exemplary Twine works, and discuss Twine's technological and cultural background. Beyond telling the story of Twine and how to make Twine stories, Twining reflects on the ongoing process of making.