Storytelling. The art of the invisible narrative

  • 20h
  • Videocurso en directo
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  •      Marilena de Chiara /
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How to craft, write and deliver a story? How to captivate your audience? How to use symbols and images? These are just some of the questions we will address throughout the course, while exploring the magic, the science and the art behind Storytelling. By travelling across interconnected fields –literature, cinema, journalism, advertising and business communication– we will discuss universal themes and patterns, character creation and narrative techniques: for telling good stories, your stories.

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Ediciones de este curso

  • abril-junio

Session 1

Once upon a time: from Plato to Tony Soprano.

Session 2

Structures and patterns: building a good story.

Session 3

Universal themes: what makes a good story?

Session 4

How to show and when to tell: the invisible narrative.

Session 5

Characters: what will your story be?

Session 6

The sense of place: mapping your setting.

Session 7

The sense of time: perception, flow and chronology.

Session 8

Suspense and emotional connection: embracing your inner storyteller.

  • Analize and apply prominent storytelling techniques;
  • Outline the cultural roots of contemporary storytelling;
  • Understand the role of emotional connection and symbolic elements;
  • Develop a toolbox for writing and delivering effective stories.

Each session will include a theoretical introduction, class discussion and critical reading of a variety of cultural products (short stories, newspapers, essays, advertising campaigns, movies, TV series). Participants will also be involved in the process of designing, writing and presenting a story.

  • David Lodge,The Art of Fiction, New York, Penguin Books, 1992.
  • Edward Morgan Forster,Aspects of the novels, London, Penguin Classics, 2005
  • Ernest Hemingway, Hills like white elephants, Toronto, Harper Collins, 2013.
  • Francesca Polletta, It was like a fever: storytelling in protest and politics, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2006.
  • Gay Talese, High Notes. Selected Writings, New York, Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • Italo Calvino,Six memos for the next millennium, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1988.
  • Joan Didion, The White Album, Toronto, Harper Collins, 2017.
  • Jonathan Gottschall,The Storytelling Animal. How stories make us human, New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
  • Jorge Luis Borges,Ficciones, New York, Grove Press, 1962.
  • Laurie Alberts,Showing and Telling, Cincinnati: Writers’ Digest Books, 2010.
  • Lindsay Efion, The seven pillars of Storytelling, Bristol,Sparkol Books, 2015.
  • Mieke Bal,Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1985.
  • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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