CSE 87C: Computational Narratology
Paper Guidelines

A short paper is due on the last day that this class meets. You must have an outline of the paper approved by me before you begin writing. The following are requirements for preparing this paper:

There are no very rigid rules about the subject, which can be chosen to match your own interests and talents. It is a very good idea to look over the course outline and course notes before beginning. DO NOT pick a topic that is too general. Here are some specific suggestions, just to indicate the kind of topic that is appropriate:
  1. Sketch a design for a video game or art project that makes significant use of one of the alternative approaches to narrative that discussed in this course, such as parable, deep embedding, cut-ups, intertextuality, or trickster narrative.
  2. Discuss some application of information technology to education; you may include some information on the history of this area.
  3. Discuss the ethical aspects of some video game, using the Labov theory of evaluation in narrative.
  4. If you have appropriate research and HTML skills, there may be opportunities to prepare some webpages for future versions of this course as a project.
  5. More to come .....

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