Narrative and Media / Edition 1

Narrative and Media / Edition 1

by Helen Fulton, Rosemary Huisman, Julian Murphet, Anne Dunn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521617421

ISBN-13: 9780521617420

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Narrative and Media, first published in 2006, applies narrative theory to media texts, including film, television, radio, advertising, and print journalism. Drawing on research in structuralist and post-structuralist theory, as well as functional grammar and image analysis, the book explains the narrative techniques which shape media texts and offers interpretive

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Narrative and Media, first published in 2006, applies narrative theory to media texts, including film, television, radio, advertising, and print journalism. Drawing on research in structuralist and post-structuralist theory, as well as functional grammar and image analysis, the book explains the narrative techniques which shape media texts and offers interpretive tools for analysing meaning and ideology. Each section looks at particular media forms and shows how elements such as chronology, character, and focalization are realized in specific texts. As the boundaries between entertainment and information in the mass media continue to dissolve, understanding the ways in which modes of story-telling are seamlessly transferred from one medium to another, and the ideological implications of these strategies, is an essential aspect of media studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521617420
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.89(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the power of narrative Helen Fulton; Part I. The Basics of Narrative Theory: 2. Narrative concepts Rosemary Huisman; 3. From structuralism to post-structuralism Rosemary Huisman; Part II. Film as Narrative and Visual Mode: 4. Stories and plots Julian Murphet; 5. Narrative time Julian Murphet; 6. Narrative voice Julian Murphet; 7. Point of view Julian Murphet; 8. Novel to film Helen Fulton; 9. Film narrative and visual cohesion Helen Fulton; Part III. Television: Narratives and Ideology: 10. The genres of television Anne Dunn; 11. Television news as narrative Anne Dunn; 12. Aspects of narrative in series and serials Rosemary Huisman; 13. Soap-operas and sit-coms Rosemary Huisman; Part IV. Radio and Print Journalism: 14. Structures of radio drama Anne Dunn; 15. Radio news and interviews Anne Dunn; 16. Print news as narrative Helen Fulton; 17. Analysing the discourse of news Helen Fulton; Part V. Popular Print Culture: 18. Magazine genres Rosemary Huisman; 19. Advertising narratives Rosemary Huisman; 20. Conclusion: postmodern narrative and media Helen Fulton; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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