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RTVF 180

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Welcome to RTVF 180-02 Critical Studies & Research in RTVF

Fall 2010 (Coopman Tu-Th)



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Class Bulletins (updated: 9/7 )


Check this out: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage 

What is this about? This wiki is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction. We dip into the cauldron of story, whistle up a hearty spoonful and splosh it in front of you to devour to your heart's content. Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite." In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them. The wiki is called "TV Tropes" because TV is where we started. Over the course of a few years, our scope has crept out to include other media. Tropes transcend television. They reflect life. Since a lot of art, especially the popular arts, does its best to reflect life, tropes are likely to show up everywhere.


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RTVF Program Bulletin:

For critical information visit the RTVF website <www.rtvf.info>. All majors and minor should sign-up for the RTVF mailing list <http://groups.google.com/group/rtvf-info>



Map/Guide to Course Resources

Please see the orientation video below and the Orientation Workshop page for details.


This wiki is the official course website for RTVF 180 It contains:

• course schedule

• syllabus

• workshops

• links to other resources


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Course Communication

If you need to contact the instructor use the course email address rtvf180ted@gmail.com. Please email the instructor ASAP so you can get access to the comments feature on this wiki.


Primary communication for this course is through the course Google Groups listserv. This is how I will send course information to you. All you need to do is to sign-up on this site's Google Group page by entering your email address.



The Desire2Learn website is for activities that require confidentiality. To access it, you need to go to the sign-in page https://sjsu.desire2learn.com. It contains:

• quizzes

• discussion boards

• grades


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