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Week 4 Lectures: Space and time in three media

Thank you for transcribing the lectures and augmenting them with your video demonstrating how the camera controls allow the player to manipulate point of view, within limits, in a video game.

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StoryworldFor fourth week of the Coursera on-line course  Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative the syllabus asks us to read the dictionary entries in the “Literary Studies Glossary” from the Free University, Berlin Germany on the following entries:

Story vs. Discourse

Order

Frequency

Discourse time vs. story time

Functions of space

In the videos for the week these different aspects of mediation were discussed in terms of literature, film and games.

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Week 3 Lectures Transcribed: Romance and realism

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“La Belle Dame sans Merci” by Henry Meynell Rheam, 1901 Wikimedia

It is now week three of the Coursera course that I have embarked on Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative. It is such an interesting course for me and brings together a lot of the other courses that I lave taken on Literature, New Media, Greek Heroes and even a little philosophy.   This week we read another wonderful work John Keats’s poem “La Belle Dame sans Merci”. Although we have finished reading the The Fellowship of the Ring our viewing for this week was Peter Jackson’s movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. It is many years since I read the book or watched the film. Doing both so close together highlighted the differences and also the wonderful way that Peter Jackson was able to recreated Middle Earth.

I found…

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Week 2 Lectures Transcribed: LOTRO and Tolkien

Many thanks to Claire-Louise Taylor for transcribing the whole week of lectures!

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Modes of Storytelling

Modes of sotry telling

This week we’re going to put the concept of remediation to work as we begin to compare the three modes; Novel, Movie and Game. By Mode, we mean simply “the medium of presentation”. Film is a mode, writing is a mode, painting, photography and sculpture are all Modes.

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