Q1b lesson 1genre and narrativetheoretical perspective evaluation

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Q1b lesson 1genre and narrativetheoretical perspective evaluation

  1. 1. Exam Section A question 1b Theoretical perspective Evaluation of production
  2. 2. 1B• Select one production and evaluate it in relation to media concept• Genre• Narrative• Representation• Audience• Media language
  3. 3. Part 1b Genre/ critical perspectivesCritical reflectionWhat are reflective skills?Discuss.The ten commandments…
  4. 4. Narrative and representation• Narrative & genre • Representation and genre• How the representation or • The functions of genre aspect of the genre has • The purpose of genre changed. • How genres may have• Give micro examples and changed over time explain how they differently affect the audience • How particular genres have evolved and the factors that• Explain why they changed eg have influenced these audience demand, society, changes. cultural, political, ideology • A07 you must be able to• How else could it be changed develop a critical argument in the future. and apply power of analysis to the genre debate.
  5. 5. genre• From the point of view of the producers of texts within a genre, they can rely on readers already having knowledge and expectations.• These expectations amount to a code by the use of which composition becomes more economical… a kind of shorthand serving to increase the efficiency of communication.
  6. 6. genre• Whilst working within the conventions every work within a genre also involves the invention of some new elements.•• Genre provides an important frame of reference which helps readers to identify, select and interpret texts.•
  7. 7. • John Hartley argues that: “genres are agents of ideological closure-they limit the meaning-potential of a given text” [O’Sullivan et al 1994, 128]• Read Woman Clone• Make notes on key points
  8. 8. How to organise and plan• 10 commandments• 5 concepts• 10 pages – 1 page per commandment : mind map each concept?• Reading/ printing/ revisiting blogs [HOMEWORK]• Revisiting and maybe developing theorists + quotations that are useful• Citing relevant examples from own productions

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