I. Narratology, and the theories of humans as “story-telling beings”;
A. Walter Fisher’s “Narrative Paradigm Theory”
B. Humans organize and communicate by telling stories.
At heart, humans tell stories.
Brooks, Peter. Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1984. Print.
Fisher, Walter R. Human Communication as Narration: Toward a Philosophy of Reason, Value, and Action. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 1989. Print.
1. Based on speech, images, etc.
2. Collective identity
1. Based on the printed word;
2. Individual experience / identity
C. Electracy (post-literacy)
1. Based on words, the “screen,” images, on “feel”
2. Balance between collective and individual
Discuss the progression through the three eras.
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