CMST test 2 pt 2
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CMST test 2 pt 2
CMST Exam 2 second part
Analysis of Content: Intellectual and Emotive aspects, what each involves and how interrelated
Intellectual or logical aspects
i.To seem reasonable
ii. Understanding of the meanings of the words
The emotive quality
i.There is nothing without emotion… imbue everything with emotional understanding (emotional
ii.Our emotions alert us that something is important.
iii.Example name reaction
iv.To arouse pleasure or pain, some level of importance
v. Basic way of understanding the world
The two are to be combined – In performative aspect, what emotions are conveyed
Analysis of Structure: What it involves, 3 main types and structures of literature
How something is composed – how the parts work as a whole
Example Filming movies – clear understanding of where the character is in each scene emotionally
Structure of prose, drama, and poetry all come together – characteristics in common!
Intertextuality: what it is, what effects it may have
near another text with on to change initial text – changes interpretation
An interaction between stories or ideas – something inside us changes our understanding
Expands our awareness
i.When two things are at the same time, often think one causing or influencing the other – FALLACY
ii.Example Hanging pictures side by side… reaction to “group”
iii.Compare and see what had not before – unveiling potential meanings
Denotative and connotative meanings
Shared by all – COMMON
ii. Example dictionary definitions
iii.Connotative relates to personal understanding based on “your” experience and/or knowledge
iv. Connotative relates to emotional responses!
Latin – “person”
ii.Refers to the “kind” of person
iii. The one who is speaking – normally narrator (omniscient)
Who are you? – describe with adjectives
Where is it happening? – SETTING
ii.Physical, emotional, and psychological - viewpoint/perspective/location
iii.Can be another “character” in ability to tell story
iv.Experiencing events or matching it – close or far
Important development of plot or action
ii. High point – IMPACT
iii.Major and minor
Example poem “New word today” (THINK OF ALL 4 POINTS
Repetition of words and phrases
ii. Shift of attention from one place to another
Development of Climax
Use of Voice: volume, focus of projection
Volume and Focus of Projection
i.Where are the eyes looking between characters or not
ii.Example subjective camera in movies
iii.Duo reading in speech – reaching out to audience
Use of Voice rate, pause
Rate and Pause
i. To create an effect based on logical and emotional understanding of text ii. Alter natural rate and pause of natural speech
iii. Think of purpose of grammar in reading and writing – do the same in performance with sentences
Use of Voice dialect
i.To better convey a certain persona
ii.Accents and language – WORD CHOICE
iii Example poem “Jabberwocky” – figure out what is being suggested
Use of Body: posture, movement, gesture
Posture – emotional tone
Movement – display action, contribute to what is being said
Gesture – enrich the meaning of the text, clarification
Rehearsal: its functions/purposes
Clarity – perfection
For confidence (aids confidence, aids fluency, can serve as an heuristic
: to help innovate new ideas, perspectives, or ways of doing things)
What does Victor Turner mean by “homo performans”?
Dramaturgical Theory is based on what comprehensive metaphor?
What is the dramaturgical model & what does it have to doe with frames?
dramaturgical model- the view of everyday life in which social interaction is performance, settings of interaction are stages, people are actors, and viewers are audiences.
Frams are the ways people define situations for themselfs and others
What is Impression Management & what does it allow us to do?
In Goffman's dramaturgical theory, the process of managing settings, words, nonverbal communication, dress and apperance in a effort to give others a specific view of oneself
What is Front & Back Stage?—be sure to review your notes in class here about how Filbel gave you more of Turner’s model
Front state- behavors and apperances that are visable to audience (or others in an interactional situation)
Back state- behaviors and apperances that are not visable to audiences
What did Dwight Conquergood claim that ethnographers study?
a qualitive method of research that interprets action so as to generate understanding consistent with the frameworks of those who perform the actions
Thick vs. thin description.
Thick description- an ethnograpic methold that describes cultural pratices from the point of view of people who ar emembers of the particular culture or social community being studied
What is the goal of ethnography?
What is participation-observation & how/why is it used?
A method often used in ethnograpic research in which the researcher-observer is also a participant in the situation being studied
What is personal narrative, how is it diff. from ethnography?
What is the dual responsibility of performance accord. to Frank?
Performance as Polit. Action—what does that entail? What is Performativity? Is it more than one thing? What does perf. as cultural & polit. critique do?