Narrative and Genre: Key Concepts In Media Studies

Paperback | April 22, 2000

byNick Lacey

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Narrative and Genre introduces students to two key concepts in Media Studies, complementing Image and Representation published in 1998. The book covers the major narrative theorists and is illustrated with numerous case studies including The X-Files, Wuthering Heights, Se7en, and newspaper reporting. A brief history of narrative in literature surveys text from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Paul Auster's postmodern Ghost. The section on genre offers exhaustive case studies on film noir and the "hard-boiled" detective novel, the TV cop genre, and soap opera.

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Narrative and Genre introduces students to two key concepts in Media Studies, complementing Image and Representation published in 1998. The book covers the major narrative theorists and is illustrated with numerous case studies including The X-Files, Wuthering Heights, Se7en, and newspaper reporting. A brief history of narrative in lit...

Nick Lacey is head of Media Studies at Benton Park School in West Yorkshire.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.52 × 5.52 × 0.56 inPublished:April 22, 2000Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312230133

ISBN - 13:9780312230135

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Narrative Theory * A History of Narrative * Theory of Narrative 2 * Theory of Genre 1 * Theory of Genre 2 * Appendix 1 * Appendix 2: Popular Culture Genres