The Young Person – Structures of the Stories created from and for Him/Her Cover Image

Младият човек – структури на разказите за и от него
The Young Person – Structures of the Stories created from and for Him/Her

Author(s): Deiana Dragoeva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Photography, Communication studies, Sociology, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Sociology of Art
Published by: Факултет по журналистика и масова комуникация, Софийски университет „Св. Кл. Охридски”
Keywords: storytelling; digital storytelling; web series; personal narrative; trans media narrative

Summary/Abstract: In the article are introduced the conclusions from the research of the series produced and distributed by the television giant “Disney Channel”; web series that are original Bulgarian production created in the period 2013-2018; and the storytelling in the narratives of the video creators – vloggers and youtubers – of content for youth public. The task in analyzing these structures is to follow how the stories are changing from institutional created business constructs into authentic personal narratives. How these narratives exist in the new informational system of Internet? On the other hand, which elements of these stories are kept the same or are changed and what new storytelling forms arise. How through these storytelling structures are build and impose behavioral and mental models that influence on the culture of the children and youths in the time of global connection and destruction of the local relationships. The research opens the space for reflection what are the new myths that will transmit experience and knowledge. Who are the storytellers – the contemporary shamans – that deliver the content showing the meaning and searching for the answer of the question “Who am I”? In the never ending space of Internet, where the hero has thousands faces, isn’t it time for returning to this “radical honesty” that stand the searching man against his biggest trial – himself?

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 8-22
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian