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addresser and addressee

addresser and addressee  

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Media studies
1. Alternative terms to sender and receiver originated by Bühler and employed in Jakobson's model of communication. See also encoder.2. Roles implied within a text and/or inferred by readers: ...
analytical psychology

analytical psychology  

A term introduced by Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) in 1913, the year he left the psychoanalytic movement, to denote the new approach that he saw as having evolved out of psychoanalysis under his ...
author

author  

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Literature
1. The title given to the creator of a text in any medium—although traditionally associated with the writer of a literary work.2. The romantic notion of an individual artistic voice that brings unity ...
back stage

back stage  

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Media studies
1. In the theatre, an area behind the stage or performance space that is not visible to the audience.2. (back region) Goffman's metaphor for a private place where a person does not have to keep up ...
Campaigns

Campaigns  

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Linguistics
The twentieth century saw major changes in political campaign strategy and tactics. While campaigns were once dominated by party machines, ethnic politics, and self-developed promotions, the newer ...
Controversia and Suasoria

Controversia and Suasoria  

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Linguistics
The suasoria and the controversia, both exercises in the composition and delivery of speeches on a given theme, formed the two constituent elements of the Roman rhetorical exercise called declamation ...
Ethos

Ethos  

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Linguistics
From its inception, classical rhetoric has grounded persuasion upon a speaker's knowledge of the varieties and complexities of human character. [See Classical rhetoric.] This knowledge enables the ...
first-person point of view

first-person point of view  

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Compare second-person point of view; third-person point of view.1. (first-person or subjective narration) In literary narratives (novels, novellas, and short stories), subjective narration by a ...
implied author

implied author  

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Literature
A term coined by Wayne C. Booth in The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961) to designate that source of a work's design and meaning which is inferred by readers from the text, and imagined as a personality ...
inflation of consciousness

inflation of consciousness  

In analytical psychology, the expansion of a person's consciousness beyond its normal limits, arising through identification (2) with an archetype (2), the persona (1) or, in certain mental ...
masquerade

masquerade  

Used in psychoanalysis to designate a psychological phenomenon of adopting an expected social role or persona and maintaining appearances. It was first used by British psychoanalyst Joan Rivière in a ...
narrator

narrator  

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Music
(It. testo, ‘witness’).Singer or speaker in oratorios, cantatas, and sometimes operas who tells the basic story of the work, normally in recit. Among the first works to use a narrator was ...
objective narration

objective narration  

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A narrative style in which the author is self-effacing, passing no comment on characters or events, and allowing the story to appear to tell itself. Authorial neutrality, however, is impossible, ...
public and private spheres

public and private spheres  

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1. In modern sociology, respectively, the realm of politics, public institutions, and paid employment and the domestic world of the home and family relations. Public life is governed by shared norms ...
self-presentation

self-presentation  

The conscious or unconscious control of the impression that one creates in social interactions or situations. It is one of the important forms of impression management, namely management of one's own ...
sophists

sophists  

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Philosophy
A paid teacher of philosophy and rhetoric in Greece in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, associated in popular thought with moral scepticism and specious reasoning. Recorded from the mid 16th ...
star

star  

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Media studies
1. Broadly, any well-known and idolized film, television, or stage performer; stardom refers to having the status of a star.2. (film) Broadly an appellation given to any element of a film identified ...
star system

star system  

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Media studies
An exploitative method of managing the lives as well as the careers of a studio's top performers. In classical Hollywood cinema, stars were contracted with a certain studio and were given a quota of ...
voice

voice  

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Literature
A rather vague metaphorical term by which some critics refer to distinctive features of a written work in terms of spoken utterance. The voice of a literary work is then the specific group of ...

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