SV: [xmca] Narrative

From: Monica Nilsson (
Date: Sun Jan 07 2007 - 17:47:57 PST

Narrative is a broad phenomenon, defined differently in the humanities and the social sciences. It could be anything from narrative structure and dramaturgy to the role of narrative in identity formation, learning and sense making. I teach a (net- and distance based) course called Digital Storytelling and I try to cover some aspects of it. These are: (1) generally on narrative and digital storytelling, (2) on pedagogy, learning and storytelling, (3) narrating and (cultural) identity (4) multimodality in storytelling. Here are some (English in contrast to Swedish!) texts and volumes I use:

 Narrative in Teaching, Learning and Research edited by McEwan and K Egan (1995).
 Egan, K (1995) Teaching as Storytelling!
 Engel, Susan (2003) My harmless inside heart turned green: children’s narratives and their inner lives. In Narratives of Childhood (Ed. Bert van Oers) 2003.
 Egan, K (2003) The cognitive tools of children’s imagination. In Narratives of Childhood (Ed. Bert van Oers) 2003.
 Davis, Alan: Co-authoring identity: Digital storytelling in an urban middle school
 Mc Cabe (1997) Cultural Background and Storytelling: A Review and Implications for Schooling.
 Lyle, Sue (2000) Narrative understanding: developing a theoretical context for understanding how children make meaning in classroom settings. Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol. 32, No 1.
 Ochs, E. & Capps, L. (1996) Narrating the self. American Review of Anthropology, 25, pp. 19-43.
 Ochs, E. & Capps, L. (2001) Living Narrative: Creating Lives in Everyday Storytelling. MA: Harvard University Press.
 Kress (2006) Reading Images: Multimodality, Representation and New Media.

There is a lot out there, as I said, depending on the purpose…

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Sounds like an interesting book,. Michael, if that is your goal. Teaching
Communication students my treatement of narrative is in contrast with
montage as an organizing
principle and my objects of analysis are two films, each organized along
contrasting leading principles. For my purposes, the Abbot book looks really
useful, and for people
who are interested in autobiographical memory as well.

On 1/4/07, Michael Glassman <> wrote:
> Mike and others that might be interested,
> I have been thinking about a good book to teach undergraduate students
> narrative (and even autobiographical memory and the relationship between the
> two). I think a really good book is Stephen King's "On Writing". His
> writing style is very accessible and many undergraduates already know his
> work so there are linkages. He writes the book in two parts, the first part
> autobiography and the second part the mechanics of narrative, and though
> most people who use the book don't focus on this, it is one of the best
> examples of how our autobiographical experiences get turned in to
> narrative. (I think a very interesting series of classes would be to read a
> book like IT in conjunction and really see the relationship between
> autobiography and how it is transformed in to stories that affect us all -
> from the public - to the private - to the public). And this might get
> students interested in more complex psychological issues such as those
> raised by Bruner.
> Michael
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