Narrative theory
This is also important for your exam in the
summer
2
What does narrative mean?
• Narrative is HOW the story is told.
• The structure
• Linear/ non linear
• Chronological ord...
Learning outcomes
• Understand Todorov’s theory of narrative
• Apply Todorov’s narrative theory to a music video
• Find ex...
Todorov’s narrative theory
Tzvetan Todorov suggested there were 5 stages to a narrative:
• Equilibrium (happy start)
• A d...
Music video?
Watch the music video and analyse how Todorov’s theory can be applied
to the narrative
Blog post: Narrative theory- Todorov
For this post you need to:
• Explain who Todorov was/ is
• What is his narrative theo...
Learning outcomes
• Understand Levi-Strauss’ theory of narrative
• Apply Levi Strauss’ narrative theory to a music video
•...
Levi-Strauss’ narrative theory
Claude Levi- Strauss was interested in how much of our world is
described in terms of oppos...
For example
Gender (masculine/feminine)
Age (youth/ old)
Ethnicity (white/ black)
Social class (upper/ lower)
Music video
What binary oppositions can you see in this music video?
Blog post: Narrative theory- Levi-Strauss
For this post you need to:
• Explain who Levi Strauss was/ is
• What is his narr...
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Narrative theory Todorov and Strauss

2 narrative theories
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Narrative theory This is also important for your exam in the summer
  • 2. 2 What does narrative mean? • Narrative is HOW the story is told. • The structure • Linear/ non linear • Chronological order • Flashbacks/ ellipses
  • 3. Learning outcomes • Understand Todorov’s theory of narrative • Apply Todorov’s narrative theory to a music video • Find examples of your own music videos that relate to Todorov’s theory.
  • 4. Todorov’s narrative theory Tzvetan Todorov suggested there were 5 stages to a narrative: • Equilibrium (happy start) • A disruption of this equilibrium by an event (problem) • A realisation that a disruption has happened • An attempt to repair the damage of the disruption (problem is solved) • A restoration of the equilibrium (happy ending)
  • 5. Music video? Watch the music video and analyse how Todorov’s theory can be applied to the narrative
  • 6. Blog post: Narrative theory- Todorov For this post you need to: • Explain who Todorov was/ is • What is his narrative theory? • Find examples of real music videos that can be applied to is theory? • How does your own music video apply (or not) to Todorov’s theory of narrative?
  • 7. Learning outcomes • Understand Levi-Strauss’ theory of narrative • Apply Levi Strauss’ narrative theory to a music video • Find examples of your own music videos that relate to Levi Strauss’ theory.
  • 8. Levi-Strauss’ narrative theory Claude Levi- Strauss was interested in how much of our world is described in terms of opposites (binary oppositions) Night/day, good/bad, light/dark He noticed that these oppositions tended to structure texts such as stories, plays and films.
  • 9. For example Gender (masculine/feminine) Age (youth/ old) Ethnicity (white/ black) Social class (upper/ lower)
  • 10. Music video What binary oppositions can you see in this music video?
  • 11. Blog post: Narrative theory- Levi-Strauss For this post you need to: • Explain who Levi Strauss was/ is • What is his narrative theory? • Find examples of real music videos that can be applied to is theory? • How does your own music video apply (or not) to Levi-Strauss’ theory of narrative?