The Art of Storytelling

Parsons Paris: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Art of Storytelling

Fall 2019

Taught By: Claire Mariette Micheline Richard

Section: PC1

CRN: 7567

Credits: 3

In this class, students will learn to engage critically with storytelling : the art and implications of creating stories. We will study some traditional or more contemporary narrative forms such as epics, folktales, fairytales, plays, novels, films, comics, video games and interactive media. These case studies will allow us to introduce some key concepts and tools to study narrative discourses and understand the formal vocabularies used in various arts to create a story. We will reflect on how designers, artists, entrepreneurs, and other creative minds use narrative tools to develop or mediate their projects. The power of storytelling is also something ambiguous and we will question the effects and functions of stories : how a form carries meanings, values and sometimes ideologies; how narration relates to the construction of the self, especially since the advent of psychoanalysis and psychosociology; how storytelling may function as a form of “soft propaganda” in politics, advertisement, branding, etc; how storytelling is also a crucial tools in critical or emancipatory politics and practices such as speculative design, feminist science-fiction, afrofuturism, etc. The class will be a mix of theory and practice : students will be required to read theoretical texts and to produce various forms of storytelling of their own.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory (APHT)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:46am 10/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:20pm - 7:00pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: L101

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019