Narrative is one of the most widespread and powerful forms for organising discourse in a diverse range of art forms, from literature to film to computer games. This topic provides an introduction to narratology, the study of stories and storytelling. The topic will address questions such as: what is a story, what is the appeal of stories, and how are stories typically constructed? We will study the models and analogies that have been proposed for the study of narrative, such as the idea that stories are like dreams or myths. We will also look at conventional formulae for the construction of narratives, such as the notion of three-act structure for film scriptwriting.
This topic aims to:
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