GEK1049: Tutorial 3, Setting
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NT, Chapter 3:
Do-It-Yourself Setting Part 1: Worldbuilding
setting!! (Susan Rand; 11 Nov 2004)
by Jo Anne Fontanilla
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
- 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
- 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 operation?
- 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
- Is the story world created by a game designer equivalent to