Narrative TheoryWednesday, 23 January 13
Introduction                   Narrative explores the conventions of: genre, character, form                   and time.  ...
Narrative Theorists                   Vladimir Propp                   Roland Barthes                   Tzvetan Todorov   ...
Barthes’ Theory                   Action Code- audience knows                   Enigma code- something hidden from the aud...
Todorov’s Theory                   Equilibrium- everyday life                   Disruption- something happens to alter the...
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Audience Theory

  1. 1. Narrative TheoryWednesday, 23 January 13
  2. 2. Introduction Narrative explores the conventions of: genre, character, form and time. Plot- Key events Story- includes information not shown Narrative- how the story is toldWednesday, 23 January 13
  3. 3. Narrative Theorists Vladimir Propp Roland Barthes Tzvetan Todorov Claude Levi-StraussWednesday, 23 January 13
  4. 4. Barthes’ Theory Action Code- audience knows Enigma code- something hidden from the audience Semic Code- something audience recognises through connotations Symbolic Code- abstract concept for example darkness in a murder scene Referential Code- read with understanding due to cultural awarenessWednesday, 23 January 13
  5. 5. Todorov’s Theory Equilibrium- everyday life Disruption- something happens to alter the equilibrium Conflict- trying to solve the problem (seek resolution) Resolution- problem is sorted New Equilibrium- back to normal (but never the same)- a new normalWednesday, 23 January 13

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