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Bite me : narrative structures + buffy the vampire slayer

Sunday 28 September 2003

Bite Me : Narrative Structures + Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sue Turnbull + Vyvyan Stranieri ISBN 1 920805 00 1 RRP : $19.95 Available now

The first in ACMI’s new series of study guides, Bite Me is designed for Year 12 students studying Media Unit 3. It may also be adapted in parts for Years 10 & 11, and is also relevant to anyone teaching or learning about TV narrative.

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Table of contents : About This Study Guide
Part I
Teaching Narrative : Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Sue Turnbull)
Chapter 1 Why Study Buffy The Vampire Slayer ?
Chapter 2 What Is Narrative ?
Narrative Structure In Film
Narrative Structure In Television
Narrative Form In Buffy the TV Series
Chapter 3 Story Arcs In Buffy the TV Series
Part 2
Suggested Teaching Modules on Narrative (Vyvyan Stranieri + Sue Turnbull)
Chapter 4 A Note To Teachers
Chapter 5 What’s Audience Engagement ?
Chapter 6 Narrative And Mise En Scène
Chapter 7 Symbolism And Metaphor
Chapter 8 Classic Episodes, Scenes And Sequences
Chapter 9 Relationship Arcs
Chapter 10 Possible Teaching/Learning Strategies
Chapter 11 Activity 1 : Keeping A Logbook
Chapter 12 Activity 2 : How To Write A Close Analysis Piece
Chapter 13 Some Questions
References And Resources

About the authors :

Sue Turnbull
Dr Sue Turnbull is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at La Trobe University. For 10 years she was a teacher of English and Drama in the UK and the US before undertaking a Ph.D in Australia on the topic of media usage among young women. She is co-author (with Kate Bowles) of Tomorrow Never Knows : Soap on Australian Screens (Australian Film Institute, 1994), and has published extensively on the topics of media education, audience research and popular representations of crime and violence. She is currently writing a book about crime fiction readerships and embarking on a major project looking at Australian screen comedy. She watches television - a lot.

Vyvyan Stranieri
Vyvyan Stranieri is an Education Officer at ACMI Public Programs. She is a graduate of La Trobe University Cinema Studies, has taught VCE Media, co-ordinated the youth film festival for the Melbourne International Film Festival, was a street performance artist with Primary Source, and worked in public radio 3PBS and 3CR. She has published with the Australian Teachers of Media in Metro and Australian Screen Education, presented numerous conferences papers, and is passionate about the screen - especially TV. She too watches a lot of television.