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Special Topics in Rhetoric

Television Storytelling: The Poetics of Complex TV Narratives

Instructor: Felipe Gutterriez,

4 Units

In this course we will examine the aesthetics and poetics of complex television narrative forms. Through in-depth analysis of the narrative, visual, and aural patterns of these forms, we will consider the sources of our viewing pleasure as well as the ways in which complex television narratives engage with the moral, social, and ethical questions of our time.


Assignments: There will be a midterm, class presentations, and a final project.

Required Texts: The required texts for this course are a course reader and articles available online or as handouts. Students will need to have access to at least an entire season of the television series that will be the subject of their final project.

 

**** This course will count for the Image and Narrative Concentration.