Storytelling, Myth & Ritual (PASA5901)

15 (0.125 EFTS)
To enable students to develop a broad understanding of the major concepts of storytelling in terms of mythic constructs, rituals and symbols in an interactive multi-disciplinary learning environment. This course provides a foundation for the development of specialist Performing and Screen Arts literacies such as reading media texts and interpreting creative ideas among students from all disciplines of the programme. There is also a focus on the whakapapa of storytelling in Aotearoa placed within a noho marae learning environment.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Topics include: 

May include but are not limited to
Art Histories
culture, art, ideology, politics (Idealism, Enlightenment, Classicism, Romanticism, Expressionism, Abstractionism) Aesthetics
Artists and works of art tell their story Censorship Concept of myths & storytelling? Concepts of identity
Creative process used in a range of performing and screen arts, Individual differences and approaches between disciplines Culture and aesthetics Ethnicity and Identity
Form vs. idea Gender Identities The Grotesque Interstitiality
Image Construction and Interpretation Liminality Modes of human communication
Oral / Visual / Symbolic Narrative, and narrative use of cultural values/beliefs, fable, myth & fairy tale
Nature of ritual
rites of passage, love stories (eg. war stories) Noho Marae - Identity and cultural issues Noho Marae - location of self as a performing/screen artist in the context of biculturalism
Oral traditions and the dissemination of Cultural knowledge Performance Philosophy Power and Ideology
Ritual and ceremony, the performance of community Ritual Time and Space Sexuality and Sexual Identity
Storytelling as cultural archetypes, as truth, subversion, Secular mythology The artist, storyteller and community The Myth of Authenticity and Ancestral Stories
The performer / spectator and creator / interpreter Voice and Performance Ways of seeing & knowing Worldviews and popular culture, Works of art in context
Learning and teaching approaches
The course is taught in both practical and lecture/seminar/tutorial modes Topics may be taught in an integrated manner.
Typically three one-hour lectures consisting of screenings, discussions, individual and group exercises, analyses of written, visual, aural and performance texts, seminars
Feedback is sought throughout the course using a range of assessment tools including
Group reflection and individual survey
Learning resources required
Other specific readings will be provided during the course and uploaded to the Storytelling, Myth and Ritual Moodle site.
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1325

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
28 Feb 18 - 11 Apr 18 TutorialWednesday15:00 - 16:30 Mt Albert (001-2075)
LectureWednesday13:30 - 15:00 Mt Albert (001-2075)
2 May 18 - 27 Jun 18 LectureWednesday13:30 - 15:00 Mt Albert (001-2075)
TutorialWednesday15:00 - 16:30 Mt Albert (001-2075)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre), Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance), Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Screen Arts), Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Production Design and Management).

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