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.

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: Palgrave Macmillan), p. 3. Roger Zetter, 'Reconceptualizing the Myth of Return: ...

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.


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

Author: Anastasia Salter


ISBN: 1943208255

Category: Hypertext fiction

Page: 425

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Origins and Futures Time Inflected and Reflected

“1050–1500: Through a glass darkly; or, the emergence of mind in medieval narrative. ... “histories of narrative Theory (ii): from structuralism to the present. ... 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.

Rwanda After Genocide

47 Narelle Fletcher, '(Re)Telling the Story of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda: Une Saison de machettes (Machete Season) by Jean Hatzfeld', in Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, eds. J. Shaw, P. Kelly and L. Semler ...

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.


... Medieval Britain, medievalism in contemporary literature by women, and narrative and gender approaches in leadership studies. ... of Wonder in 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?

Transmedia Knowledge for Liberal Arts and Community Engagement

... curricula, and organization of learning and empower students to approach knowledge and power in both critical and creative ways. Digital Storytelling and StoryCenter In recent years, digital storytelling has emerged as a powerful ...

Author: Jon McKenzie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030205744

Category: Education

Page: 152

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This book sets forth a pedagogy for renewing the liberal arts by combining critical thinking, media activism, and design thinking. Using the StudioLab approach, the author seeks to democratize the social and technical practices of digital culture just as nineteenth century education sought to democratize literacy. This production of transmedia knowledge—from texts and videos to comics and installations—moves students between seminar, studio, lab, and field activities. The book also wrestles with the figure of Plato and the very medium of knowledge to re-envision higher education in contemporary societies, issuing a call for community engagement as a form of collective thought-action.

Melusine s Footprint

Collectively, essays by Weisl, Casas Aguilar, Enstone, and Bain point in new ways to how the Melusine metaphor and ... in A. S. Byatt's Possession: 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. Millett, Kate. Sexual Politics. London, UK: Abacus, 1972.

Author: Timothy Laurie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030715557

Category: Communication

Page: 87

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The Theory of Love: Ideals, Limits, Futures explores stories about intimate life as a resource for creating bonds beyond heterosexual coupledom. The book offers a variety of ethical and imaginative frames through which to understand changing definitions of love, intimacy, and interdependency in the context of struggles for marriage equality and the increasing recognition of post-nuclear forms of kinship and care. In committing to these arrangements, it pushes beyond the false choice between a politics of collective action and the celebration of deeply personal and incommunicable pleasures. Exploring the vicissitudes of love across contemporary philosophy, politics, film, new media, and literature, The Theory of Love: Ideals, Limits, Futures argues for a post-sentimental understanding of the worlds that love is capable of making.

Creative Writing and Stylistics

Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.

Author: Jeremy Scott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137010681

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Exploring the practice of writing through stylistics, Jeremy Scott draws on the work of writers and theorists to show how stylistic techniques can help writers enhance their own fiction. Negotiating the creative-critical crossover, this book helps students develop practical writing skills and a critical awareness of creative possibilities.

Christina Reid s Theatre of Memory and Identity

Mother Stories: The Woman Myth in By the Bog of Cats and Tea in a China Cup. In Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, ed. Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, and L.E. Semler, 55–65. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Lojek, Helen. 2006.

Author: Rachel Tracie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319978765

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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This book is a study of the plays, performances and writings of Christina Reid. It explores Reid’s work through her own words, both in interviews and writings; through theoretical engagements in other disciplines, such as psychology and geography; and through responses to her plays in production. It is a compilation of sorts, gathering together interviews, critical material, unpublished works and theatrical reviews to reflect the breadth and depth of Reid’s contribution to the theatrical culture of Northern Ireland, during the Troubles and beyond.

Australian Genre Film

... 54 Meaghan Morris, '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.

Queer Times Black Futures

... “Transnational Glamour, National Allure: Community, Change and Cliché in Baz Luhrmann's Australia,” in Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, ed. Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly, and L. E. Semler (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2013), ...

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.

Hong Kong Culture and Society in the New Millennium

In Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, ed. Jan Shaw, Philippa Kelly and L.E. Semler, 83–113. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Morris, Meaghan. 2015. On the Future of Parochialism: Globalisation, Young and Dangerous IV, ...

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.

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. Neale, Steve. “Hollywood Blockbusters: Historical Dimensions.

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, Philippa Kelly, and L.E. Semler, Palgrave, 2013, pp. 191–210.

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.

Materialism from Hobbes to Locke

Stories of Selves and Infidels: Walter Charleton's Letter to Margaret Cavendish (1655).” In Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches, ed. Jan Shaw, Phillippa Kelly, and L. E. Semler, 191–210. New York: Palgrave.

Author: Stewart Duncan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197613009

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Are human beings purely material creatures, or is there something else to them, an immaterial part that does some (or all) of the thinking, and might even be able to outlive the death of the body? This book is about how a series of seventeenth-century philosophers tried to answer that question. It begins by looking at the views of Thomas Hobbes, who developed a thoroughly materialist account of the human mind, and later of God as well. This is in obvious contrast to the approach of his contemporary René Descartes. After examining Hobbes's materialism, Stewart Duncan considers the views of three of his English critics: Henry More, Ralph Cudworth, and Margaret Cavendish. Both More and Cudworth thought Hobbes's materialism radically inadequate to explain the workings of the world, while Cavendish developed a distinctive, anti-Hobbesian materialism of her own. The second half of the book focuses on the discussion of materialism in John Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding, arguing that we can better understand Locke's discussion if we see how and where he is responding to this earlier debate. At crucial points Locke draws on More and Cudworth to argue against Hobbes and other materialists. Nevertheless, Locke did a good deal to reveal how materialism was a genuinely possible view, by showing how one could develop a detailed account of the human mind without presuming it was an immaterial substance. This work probes the thought and debates that originated in the seventeenth-century yet extended far beyond it. And it offers a distinctive, new understanding of Locke's discussion of the human mind.

Youth Technology Governance Experience

change and cliché in Baz Luhrmann's Australia', Storytelling: critical and creative approaches, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 83–113. Paine, T. [1776] 2010, Common sense, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

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

Transnational glamour, national allure: Community, change and cliché 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.