Q1b lesson 1genre and narrativetheoretical perspective evaluation
Exam Section A question 1b Theoretical perspective Evaluation of production
1B• Select one production and evaluate it in relation to media concept• Genre• Narrative• Representation• Audience• Media language
Part 1b Genre/ critical perspectivesCritical reflectionWhat are reflective skills?Discuss.The ten commandments…
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.
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.
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.•
• 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
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