TODOROV

media language

The two moments of equilibrium, similar and different, are separated by a period of imbalance, which is composed of a process of degeneration and a process of improvement

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"...a truly insightful book which addresses important changes in today’s media landscape"

Sonia Livingstone: LSE

Todorov, like Levi-Strauss, tells us that all stories share similar structures, and, that if we can understand and detect those features, we can better comprehend their hidden meanings.

Todorov, unlike Strauss, tells us that media stories offer audiences  transformation based journeys that teach readers the attitudes, beliefs and outlooks that are socially desirable.

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Todorov: Propp's influence

Revision worksheet exploring Propp's character/narrative archetypes.

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Todorov: the three act ideal

Revision worksheet to help students understand Todorov's 3 act ideal.

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Todorov: the three act ideal

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Narrative and transformation analysis sheet

Set text analysis sheet that explores ideological effects of narrative transformation

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Todorov: Propp's influence

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Character Bio writing

Help sheet that students can use to create NEA character bios.

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Propp's relevance

Question to help students diagnose Propp's relevance in today's media.

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Todorov: narrative and ideology

A worksheet to help students master how narratives construct ideology.

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Todorov: narrative and ideology

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Narrative, ideology and transformation

Question to help students think about the effects of narrative on audiences.

Media Theory for A Level
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