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Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
Narrative Coherence And Fidelity
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This is a fun show for Narrative Theory dealing with music videos

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  • 1. Narrative Coherence and Fidelity: American Protest Songs Communication Theory 20.11.2009
  • 2. Some Reminders (Tues. Lecture)
    • Storytelling defines human nature
    • Stories create reasons to agree
    • Rooted in time and space
    • Explains all human experience
    • 3 Elements
      • Symbolic actions
      • Sequence and meaning
      • People who live, create and interpret
    • Aristotle
      • Pathos
      • Ethos
  • 3. Narrative Coherence (pp. 302-3)
    • Lines of Arguments
      • Aristotle’s Topoi or Topics
      • Accepted set of reasons
    • Comparison to stories of a similar theme
      • Genre: a grouping of similar stories
    • Characters: Reliable Action
      • Characters must act consistently (internal coherence)
  • 4. Narrative Fidelity : 4 Criteria (p. 304)
    • Truthful and humane
      • Greater human truth
      • Kindness to others
    • Ideal audience
      • Share the values
    • Timeless values
      • Like “truth”, “the good”, “justice”, and “friendship”
    • Shared values cause action
  • 5. Protest Music
    • American popular music form
    • Response to social injustice
      • Women’s lives
      • Environmentalism
      • War
      • Civil Rights Movement
      • Hunger/Poverty
  • 6. “ Big Yellow Taxi ”
    • Written and Performed by Joni Mitchell
    • Environmental Statements
      • “ Paved paradise and put up a parking lot”
      • “ Took all the trees, put ‘em in a tree museum”
      • “ Hey farmer, farmer put away that DDT now”
  • 7. “ We Are the World”
    • Written by Michael Jackson
    • Performed by USA for Africa
      • USA for Africa created after the American Music Awards
      • Singers on the album include Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Billy Joel
      • Quincy Jones Produced
  • 8. “ We Are the World” Analysis
    • Friendship/Family
      • “ We are all a part of/God's great big family”
    • The Good
      • “ When you're down and out/There seems no hope at all/But if you just believe/There's no way we can fall”
    • Justice
      • There's a choice we're making/We're saving our own lives/It's true we'll make a better day/Just you and me
  • 9. “ That’s What Friends Are For ”
    • Written by Burt Bacharach and Carol Bayer Sager
    • Benefit 1985 American Center for AIDS Research
    • Dionne Warwick and Friends
      • Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John
  • 10. “ That’s What Friends are For” Analysis
    • Friendship
      • “ Well, you came and opened me/And now there's so much more I see/And so by the way I thank you”
    • Human kindness
      • “ And I never thought I'd feel this way / And as far as I'm concerned / I'm glad I got the chance to say / That I do believe I love you ”
  • 11. “ We Shall Overcome ”
    • The anthem of the US Civil Rights Movement
    • Published in 1947 “People’s Song Bulletin”
    • Used by
      • United Farm Workers
      • The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association
      • Promisekeepers
  • 12. “ We Shall Overcome” Analysis
    • Friendship
      • “ Walk hand in hand”
    • Safety
      • “ We are not afraid”
    • Freedom
      • “ We shall all be free”
      • “ We shall overcome”
    • Future
      • “ some day”
  • 13. Some Summary
    • These songs address
      • The environment
      • Hunger/poverty
      • AIDS/HIV
      • Civil Rights
    • By telling us stories
      • Humane truth
      • Social justice

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