Examine storytelling and take apart how narratives are constructed. Sift through space, time, perspective and voice. Shine the spotlight on audiences. Take a closer look at narrative fiction and non-fiction and their approach to communication.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the cultural centrality of narrative as a means of organising and comprehending experience
- analyse the key components of all narrative texts
- relate conceptual understandings of key elements of narrative to the production of narrative texts
- present effectively reasoned analysis of narrative fiction and non-fiction texts across a range of media
- evaluate the complex relation between cultural/historical context and the emergence/transformation of generic narrative strategies
- analyse the relationship of text to audience as producer/consumer/analyst of narrative.
- Academic and creative critique
- Analysis of narrative construction and context
- Critical thinking
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as MCA110 Narrating Selves.
Narratives underpin a range of cultural artefacts. This subject explores key elements of narrative construction such as story and narration; time and space; narrating perspective and voice. It also examines the ways in which their elements function in relation to audiences and their social contexts.
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- Narration and Discussion (30%)
- Critical Reflection (30%)
- Narrative Analysis (40%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Textbooks are not required.