Archives par mot-clé : narrative structures

Parution : Virtual Reality Cinema. Narrative Tips and Techniques

Eric R. Williams, Carrie Love, Matt Love, Virtual Reality Cinema. Narrative Tips and Techniques, Routledge, 2021. 

Award-winning cine-maVRicks Eric R. Williams, Carrie Love and Matt Love introduce virtual reality cinema (also known as 360° video or cine-VR) in this comprehensive guide filled with insider tips and tested techniques for writing, directing and producing effectively in the new medium.

Join these veteran cine-VR storytellers as they break down fundamental concepts from traditional media to demonstrate how cine-VR can connect with audiences in new ways. Examples from their professional work are provided to illustrate basic, intermediate and advanced approaches to crafting modern story in this unique narrative space where there’s no screen to contain an image and no specific stage upon which to perform.

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Parution : Following the Formula in Beowulf, Örvar-Odds saga, and Tolkien

Michael Fox, Following the Formula in Beowulf, Örvar-Odds saga, and Tolkien, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Following the Formula in Beowulf, Örvar-Odds saga, and Tolkien proposes that Beowulf was composed according to a formula. Michael Fox imagines the process that generated the poem and provides a model for reading it, extending this model to investigate formula in a half-line, a fitt, a digression, and a story-pattern or folktale, including the Old-Norse Icelandic Örvar-Odds saga. Fox also explores how J. R. R. Tolkien used the same formula to write Sellic Spell and The Hobbit. This investigation uncovers relationships between oral and literate composition, between mechanistic composition and author, and between listening and reading audiences, arguing for a contemporary relevance for Beowulf in thinking about the creative process.

Michael Fox is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. He has published on modern rhetoric, medieval Latin, and Old English.

Call for papers : Contemporary Television Series: Narrative Structures and Audience Perception

Call for chapters : Contemporary Television Series: Narrative Structures and Audience Perception

Overview of the Book:

This book seeks to provide the readers with new perspectives on the current research in Contemporary Television Series – narrative structures and audience perception.

Scope of the Book:

The study of television series is simultaneously social scientific, humanistic, and professional in orientation. Accordingly, this book welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners in any disciplinary field. We seek contributions from researchers and practitioners in communication studies and allied fields (e.g., media studies, telecommunications, journalism, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies). Contributions may follow any methodological approach, including, but not limited to, quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, rhetorical, interpretive, case study, discourse analytic, and critical analytic approaches, among others. Submissions from both established and emerging scholars are welcomed.

Topics

Contributions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Classical and post-modern TV series;
  • Thematic TV Series (historical, medical, science fiction, medical);
  • TV Series inspired from reality;
  • Stardom, Fandom and Fan clubs related to TV series;
  • Audience reception of TV series-patterns of consumption;
  • TV series and new media;
  • Globalization in the production and distribution of TV series.

The articles should be submitted as an email attachment in MS Word to the editors with “YourLastName – TV Series” as the title. Please include a short biography and your affiliation along with the proposal. The articles (3,000-5,000 words) should adhere to APA Style.

Review and Publication Process

Articles are sent to 2 reviewers for review. The reviewers’ recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted / accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected.

The deadline of submitting the articles is 1st of July 2013.

For inquiries, please contact the editors from the University of Bucharest: