comm 2713 07DEC 2015
comm 2713 07DEC 2015 COMM 2713 - 001
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COMM 2713 07 DEC 2015 Prof Edy MON General Info the class study guide will be posted on Wednesday 09 DEC amp SONA extra credit will be posted the Wednesday of Finals Week Topic Rhetoric Narrative Theory Burke s Pentad O O O O 0 Act what happened Scene context for the action Agent what is responsible for the act Agency The means by which the act was performed Purpose motivation for the act Themes amp Processes in Burke 0 0 Themes I God Terms Patriotism amp freedom I Devil Terms Communism amp terrorism Both of these are used as labels and come from the culture that uses them Processes I Guilt redemption cycle Morti cation admit you do something bad and then apologize Victimage You acknowledge you did bad but you don t accept the guilt o Victimage slows down the guiltredemption cycle Fisher Communication as storytelling O Narration symbolic actions words andor deeds that have sequence and meaning for those who live create and interpret them Paradigm Universal conceptual framework that calls for people to view events through a common interpretive lens Narrative Paradigm theoretical framework that views narrative as the basis for all human communication Narrative rationality Coherence amp Fidelity o Narrative rationality evaluates stories based on I Narrative coherence internal consistency characters act reliably their story hangs together 0 Communication as narrative I Defers to the expertise of average people Assumes that people are rational Assumes that people don t need specialized training to gure out whether a story hangs together or not Doesn t require people to offer reasons for believing a story to be true I Suggests that we pay attention to the oppressive qualities of the stories we tell Hayden White narrativity o Assigning real events the coherence of a story I Makes real events knowable I Makes them comforting o Narrative form creates a true story that seems to tell itself I Contrast to annals which are a list of events I Contrast to chronicles which are un nished stories that are more like a diary I Narrative seems like a complete and coherent accounting of reality even when it isn t Hayden White is not in our books