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Narrative And Media,9780521617420

Narrative And Media

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/30/2006
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Narrative and Media applies contemporary 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.

Author Biography

Helen Fulton is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Swansea Rosemary Huisman is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Sydney Julian Murphet is a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Sydney Anne Dunn is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney

Table of Contents

Figures and tables
viii
Contributors x
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction: the power of narrative
1(8)
Helen Fulton
Part 1 The basics of narrative theory
9(36)
Narrative concepts
11(17)
Rosemary Huisman
From structuralism to post-structuralism
28(17)
Rosemary Huisman
Part 2 Film as narrative and visual mode
45(78)
Stories and plots
47(13)
Julian Murphet
Narrative time
60(13)
Julian Murphet
Narrative voice
73(13)
Julian Murphet
Point of view
86(10)
Julian Murphet
Novel to film
96(12)
Helen Fulton
Film narrative and visual cohesion
108(15)
Helen Fulton
Part 3 Television: narratives and ideology
123(66)
The genres of television
125(15)
Anne Dunn
Television news as narrative
140(13)
Anne Dunn
Aspects of narrative in series and serials
153(19)
Rosemary Huisman
Soap operas and sitcoms
172(17)
Rosemary Huisman
Part 4 Radio and print journalism
189(80)
Structures of radio drama
191(12)
Anne Dunn
Radio news and interviews
203(15)
Anne Dunn
Print news as narrative
218(27)
Helen Fulton
Analysing the discourse of news
245(24)
Helen Fulton
Part 5 Popular print culture
269(38)
Magazine genres
271(14)
Rosemary Huisman
Advertising narratives
285(15)
Rosemary Huisman
Conclusion: postmodern narrative and media
300(7)
Helen Fulton
Glossary 307(6)
Bibliography 313(7)
Index 320

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