GEK1049: Tutorial 3, Setting
NT, Chapter 3: Settings.
Do-It-Yourself Setting Part 1: Worldbuilding
Need a setting!!
(Susan Rand; 11 Nov 2004)
Univ of Freiburg:
What Setting Tells Us
Fiction: A Beginnerís Guide Part 3: Setting
All students should answer all the questions below. You
should give your own examples in your responses to each of them.
- How do you define setting? Are settings generally static or
are there dynamic elements in them?
- Are settings necessary for a narrative?
- Are settings in pictorial and cinematic narratives different from
those in written narratives? How are they different?
- How about settings in computer and video games? How do you define
- How does a setting determine what goes on in the rest of the
- Can a setting be viewed as a container within which the narrative is
contained? What happens if part of the narrative is not contained within
the setting that has been initially indicated? Is another setting in
- Are settings always physical? Are rules or regulations, whether they
be natural or legal, part of the setting?
- Is the narrative universe or story
world part of the setting? Or does it constitute another
dimension of the narrative?
- Is the story world created by a game designer equivalent to its