Framing errors : reality and fiction in audio drama

McMurtry, LG 2015, 'Framing errors : reality and fiction in audio drama' , Journal of American Studies of Turkey, 41 , pp. 5-16.

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Abstract

Many genres and media create a blurring line between reality and fiction. Radio serials and in particular radio soap operas have inspired devotion in their listeners to the point where their fans throw themselves wholeheartedly into a universe of outward unreality and inward reality. This leads to framing errors, by which I mean an extension of blurring of reality. We will look at several examples from world radio soaps, including those from the US, Britain, Turkey, France, and Poland. However, radio soap operas do not have a monopoly on the blurring line between reality and fiction. Instead, audio drama is poised to profit well from this uncertainty and has shown itself capable of it many times, beginning in the 1920s in Europe and most famously in War of the Worlds (1938). War of the Worlds is, however, not the end of the story, and the way audio drama uses framing errors continues to this day. The study

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of American Studies of Turkey
Publisher: The American Studies Association of Turkey
ISSN: 1300-6606
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Depositing User: LG McMurtry
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 09:27
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44364

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