This unit will consider how systems of meaning have been generated in TV narratives. It will address theoretical questions regarding production and authorship, but most of this unit will focus on how particular aesthetic forms underwrite the construction of television fictions across factual narratives (news, sport), drama, comedy and serials.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x500wd or equivalent Class presentation (10%), 1x1500wd Textual Analysis (35%), 1x2500wd Research Paper (55%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in the English major