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dc.contributor.advisorLamont, Peter
dc.contributor.authorFraser, John
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-10T11:11:41Z
dc.date.available2010-08-10T11:11:41Z
dc.date.issued2009-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/3570
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses discourse analysis to examine how the journalist goes about the challenging task of writing about and explaining the illusionist Derren Brown whilst attempting to maintain a position of insight. A data set of collected broadsheet newspaper articles on the topic of Brown and his performances was put together, and upon analysis three major, distinct methods were found to be used in aiding the writer to complete the task: presenting Brown as a magician, a non-psychic and a psychological mind-controller. The framing effects of these methods is examined, and their wider implications are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectDiscourse Analysisen
dc.subjectPsychicen
dc.subjectDerren Brownen
dc.subjectMagicen
dc.subjectMind Controlen
dc.titleExplaining The Unexplainable: How the journalist maintains a position of insight whilst attempting to explain Derren Brownen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelUndergraduateen
dc.type.qualificationnameUndergraduateen
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