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Slides used in intro to Vladmir Propp and Joseph Campbell's approaches to myth and story, as a foundation for thinking about narrative in LHUM P410: Digital Narrative Theory and Practice, at Berklee ...

Slides used in intro to Vladmir Propp and Joseph Campbell's approaches to myth and story, as a foundation for thinking about narrative in LHUM P410: Digital Narrative Theory and Practice, at Berklee College of Music.

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    Digital Narrative: Myth & Story Digital Narrative: Myth & Story Presentation Transcript

    • LHUM P433: Digital Narrative Theory & Practice
      Dr. Lori Landay
      Spring 2011
      Berklee College of Music
      Myths & Stories
      VladmirPropp &
      Joseph Campbell
    • Some questions before we begin
      Universal or Particular?
      What do myth and story do?
      What do we gain from focusing on the commonalities?
    • Propp: A Structuralist Approach
      Character Types
      The Hero
      The Helper
      The Villain
      The False Hero
      The Donor
      The Dispatcher
      The Princess
      The Princess's Father
    • Separation / departure
      The first section of the story is about the separation of the hero from the normal world. Separation has symbolic echo of infant transition away from the mother and so has a scary feel to it.  
      I.1 The Call to Adventure
        I.2 Refusal of the Call/Acceptance of the Call
        I.3 Supernatural Aid
        I.4 Crossing of the First Threshold
        I.5 Entering the Belly of the Whale
       II. Initiation
      In the main part of the story the hero is initiated into true heroic stature by various trials and rites. Through daring and battle, the true character emerges.  
      II.1 Road of Trials
        II.2 The Meeting with the Goddess
        II.3 Woman as Temptress
        II.4 Atonement with the Father
        II.5 Apotheosis
        II.6 The Ultimate Boon
      
III. Return
      After initiation the hero can cleansed and return in triumph to deserved recognition, although this in itself may not be without its trials and tribulations.  
      III.1 Refusal of the Return
        III.2 Magic Flight
        III.3 Rescue From Without
        III.4 Crossing of the Return Threshold
        III.5 Master of the Two Worlds
        III.6 Freedom to Live
      Campbell: The Hero’s Journey