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dc.contributor.advisorSchatz, Thomas, 1948-en
dc.creatorMarx, Nicken
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-19T21:16:20Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-19T21:16:20Zen
dc.date.issued2006-08en
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2Z32Jen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/31794en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis project explores the relationship between the narrative strategies and discursive techniques of parodic texts via a case study of the television series South Park. I argue that series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone create parodic meaning concurrently with an episode's narrative, a process made possible via their self-figuration into both discourses of publicity surrounding the show and into the show's diegesis itself. While existing theories of parody describe its moments of extratextual targeting as disruptive to the source text's narrative, I contend that South Park allows viewers to simultaneously construct both narrative and parodic meaning without disruption to the narrative. The combined authorial persona of Parker and Stone serves as the catalyst in this relationship, playing with viewers' expectations of the show and of themselves. In the end I suggest that South Park's careful manipulation of narrative and discursive techniques of parody opens new spaces for viewers to understand multiple meanings in a text, a dynamic indicative of shifting trends in narrative paradigms and viewership strategies.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectSouth Park (television show)en
dc.subjectParodyen
dc.subjectNarrativeen
dc.titleRespecting 'authori-taw' : narrative, authorship, and the parodic impulse in South Parken
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
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