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What is Setting

Handbook of Research on Contemporary Storytelling Methods Across New Media and Disciplines
A term with a broad meaning, used to describe the whole frame in which the action of the literary work takes place. It does not refer simply to the tangible background of the writing, as it also encompasses cultural and historical context.
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The Story of the Unborn: Fetal Narrators in Pascal Bruckner, Chinghiz Aitmatov, and Ian McEwan's Novels
Marta Teodora Boboc (University of Bucharest, Romania)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6605-3.ch017
This chapter focuses on a relatively new kind of narrative, concerning storytelling from inside the womb as it offers an inner perspective on both outside social matters and on the first stage of life as well. The author of the given chapter aims to explore the specific features of such a narrative, by comparing the novels of three writers, Pascal Bruckner, Chinghiz Aitmatov, and Ian McEwan, that belong to three different cultural spaces, French, Kyrgyz, and English. The basic elements of a story (plot, setting, characters, point of view, theme, symbolism, conflict, and resolution) are taken into account and their contrastive analysis is meant to reveal some key concepts that define an innovative way to approach literature.
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The Image of Historic Urban Landscapes: Representation Codes
(From the ICOMOS Xi’an Declaration) The setting of a heritage structure, site or area is defined as the immediate and extended environment that is part of, or contributes to, its significance and distinctive character.
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Steamsational Writing: An Investigation Into Using Robots to Inspire Children's Narrative Skills
Setting is the time and place of a literary work. In establishing setting, the writer may allude to details within the setting. A well-defined setting can create mood within a narrative work.
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An Update Proposal for Article 31 of the UN Convention: Play Is a Human Right in All Life Settings
It is meant as setting where the child lives whether if it’s his/her home, the hospital, the school, or any other place where he leads his life alone or together with his/her family or dedicated professionals (Author’s definition)
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Data Gathering to Build and Validate Small-Scale Social Models for Simulation
A setting is made up of the whole system of communication, role, and timing in which the agents or individuals are immerged. It is the artificial organization (in a simulation, a game, or an experiment) that represents the institution that is studied.
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