Erfurt 2007

Workshop: Exploring Media Narratives: New Concepts and Methods

May 11th-12th, 2007 University of Erfurt, Germany

Research on audience effects of media narratives has become increasingly important in recent years. A recent focus has been on phenomenological experiences, like transportation, perceptions of realism, parasocial interaction or identification. This workshop expands this, and aims at exploring narrative content and its effects. What makes a story good, understandable, credible, and persuasive? Which instruments exist for analyzing the content in fictional and non-fictional narratives, and the effects of specific features of narrative, e.g., fictionality and realism?

Organisation: Helena Bilandzic, University of Erfurt

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