Literary Elements Glossary
... The position of the narrator in
relation to the story, as indicated by
the narrator’s outlook from which
the events are
depicted (e.g., first person, third
person limited, third person
omniscient, etc). The perspective
from which a speaker or
author recounts a narrative or
presents information. The ...
Mulvey, Laura. 1997. "Visual pleasure and narrative cinema
... "What counts is what the heroine provokes, or rather what she represents. She is the one, or rather the
love or fear she inspires in the hero, or else the concern he feels for her, who makes him act the way he
does. In herself the woman has not the slightest importance."
(A recent tendency in narrat ...
Literary Terms to be Studied/Learned by 11th Grade
... Stock Character—conventional characters who appear in numerous works,
especially works of the same type, and behave in predictable ways. Examples
include the cruel stepmother in fairy tales, or the hardboiled detective in mystery
stories. These characters sometimes serve as a stereotype.
Foil charac ...
... the writers of all ethnicities grapple with the legacy of the peoples, cultures, ideologies, institutions, and material objects which came.2 Not
withstanding the inexorable and creative admixtures which have since
resulted, the current material circumstances of a cross section of the
respective peop ...
film reviews - The University of Nottingham
... learning -- "It's useless" -- insolently dismisses his questions about where the village is -"Here, there, this way, that way" -- and ignites a disturbingly antagonistic relationship
between helpless teacher and cocksure child. Then Reeboir comes across a whole group of
boys, packs of contraband on ...
Oral Narrative and Disembodied Language in Othello and Hamlet
... physical mark in or upon the audience. Because “guilty creatures sitting at a play/ Have by
the very cunning of the scene/ Been struck so to the soul that presently/ They have
proclaimed their malefactions,” Hamlet believes he will be able to “catch the conscience of
the King” (62). The language an ...
Interaction, Virtuality, and Heavy Rain: An Exploration
... The aspects of a narrative all serve to propel this drama of life forward. Three of these aspects,
characters, talk and thought, can be link directly to character development. The characters must
be strong; the talk and thought, or the dialogue and ideas of the drama, support the strength of the
Rewriting the Past in Postmodern Slave Narratives - FFOS
... the rise of secular social philosophy, the rise of sentimentalism, and the proliferation of more
radical and revolutionary ideas about natural rights. These movements shaped the genre’s
publication history, its major themes and narrative designs (11). These early narratives were
sponsored and publis ...
- CSUN ScholarWorks - California State University
... training a critical eye toward our perpetuated and pervasive repertoire of work is not only
timely but necessary. The four plays in question boast celebrated Broadway, OffBroadway and/or regional theatre runs, and therefore constitute a contemporary sampling
of American or Americanized commercial t ...
Growing Up a Woman - Cambridge Scholars Publishing
... revive Victorian fiction, rewrite classic female Bildungsromane or renegotiate the traditional understanding of a woman’s role in the kitchen,
the essays reveal how these appropriations of a tradition throw light on the
contemporary situation in terms of gender, race and class power relations.
The s ...
Franco-phone Nationalism, Inuit and the Role of the Anglican
... Theory: "Cultural ecology, precisely because it links emic phenomena with the etic
conditions of >nature,= strengthens the association between social science and the
>harder= disciplines" (Harris, 1968:222). Though Harris was later to call Steward‘s
work a form of "cultural materialism" (Harris:1968 ...
Stage-Managing `Otherness`: The Function of
... Moor as, at once, central subject and marginalized object reflects colonial power
relations but also how the play's colonializing instrumentality extends beyond the
literary text and pertains to Shakespeare scholarship and criticism of the play as well.
In the last scene of Othello, the protagonist, ...
Awesome Inconsequence - ScholarWorks @ GSU
... In his early writing, Waugh’s satiric portrayal of British society ridicules progressive
ideas, casting the behavior of the “bright young things” celebrated in his social world as lives
filled with useless endeavors and distractions from meaningful life. Fitzgerald’s early works
examine the relation ...
The representation of the Colonial past in French and Australian
... cinemas reveal that they have much in common. A significant number of recent films
from both nations bear the mark of a similar obsessional quest for national identity that
is linked to the exploration of a troubled colonial past. This shared preoccupation
constitutes the starting point for this the ...
Quest for blackness - Tulane Digital Library
... white gaze. Tackling the controversial discourse that comedian Bill Cosby re-ignited
with his comments in 2004 on the responsibilities of the black poor in improving their
own lives, Quest for Blackness engages fully in the debate that erupted after Cosby’s
speech. Taking a stand, alongside other Af ...
Exploring Knights and Vikings at the Movies
... frequently, especially when I see tourists eating whale meat and wearing Viking helmets
in downtown Reykjavík.
Most of my writing was done in Rijeka and Vienna although it began in Budapest
and was continued in Reykjavík. During my time in Croatia I have come to agree with
Rebecca West, who said: “I ...
Developing Character in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
... understandings of character development in the nineteenth-century European novel. The
principal novels I examine— Germaine de Staël’s Corinne (1807); Charlotte Brontë’s
Jane Eyre (1847); Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield (1850); George Eliot’s The Mill
on the Floss (1860); Anthony Trollope’s Pall ...
contemporary Hollywood and the uncanny
... Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century Hollywood cinema subsequently
witnessed significant economic, aesthetic, and technological changes. At the same time,
Hollywood in many respects maintains an appearance of stability and permanence. For
instance, Hollywood still relies on many of th ...
Ennis_oregon_0171A_10300 - Scholars` Bank
... confusing world, allowing an imaginative—but not imaginary—engagement with
questions of self and other. This genre employs tropes of victimhood and villainy to
validate, and propose solutions to, viewers’ fears about the changing roles of men in
America and pervasive social inequity based on racial ...
The Mind`s Kinds: Cognitive Rhetoric, Literary Genre
... But an anti-genre may still be a genre, as an anti-novel is still a novel. The "anti-genre"
label is based on the fact that satire parodies certain literary features. But many other
genres have a parodic or contrastive relationship with other genres and features, and are
not for that reason denied t ...
The Written and the Unwritten World of Philip Roth
... When Roth published The Facts in 1988, his “novelist’s autobiography,” it was the first time he explicitly included himself and his own name
in one of his books that was not a collection of essays, stories, or some
type of non-narrative nonfiction. Yet since the start of his writing-career,
as Davi ...
Citation in the French fiction film from the new wave to the present
... narrative literary fiction would warrant a whole other investigation. In effect, the
most precise efforts at thinking through reuse (“remploi” or “ré-emploi” in French)
have issued from art history and architectural history over the past two decades, with
respect to modern art and collage but also t ...
Globalization and Hybridization
... narratives. If one set of contributions has been principally engaged with, and
taken on, the various political and spatial forms as designated by the term
“-national,” the attention among this second set is on the dynamic prefix
“trans-” which as it were heat-seeks, posits effects of non-identity an ...
White savior narrative in film
The white savior narrative is a cinematic trope in which a white character rescues people of color from their plight. The trope has an extensive history in cinema of the United States. The white savior is portrayed as messianic and often learns something about himself or herself in the process of rescuing. The trope reflects how media represents race relations by racializing concepts like morality as identifiable with white people over nonwhite people. White saviors are often male and are sometimes out of place in their own society until they lead minorities or foreigners. Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness labels the stories as fantasies that ""are essentially grandiose, exhibitionistic, and narcissistic"".Types of stories include white travels to ""exotic"" Asian locations, white defense against racism in the American South, or white protagonists having ""racially diverse"" helpers. Kathleen Fitzgerald, associate professor of sociology, said, ""While a successful film genre, this image is problematic because it frames the person of color as unable to solve their own problems, as incompetent."" A common storyline in white savior films is a white teacher or white coach helping students of color. Fitzgerald said the storyline was not problematic on its own but that it ""sells"" in Hollywood despite thousands of teachers of color helping students of color and despite communities of color having their own leaders. Noah Berlatsky in The Atlantic said the white savior narrative is frequently seen in slavery films, including award-winning ones. The films are variations of a single narrative where black people ""are oppressed by bad white people"" and ""achieve freedom through the offices of good white people"".