Qs: Narrative Analysis: Model Divorced from the Data
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To what extent can a theoretical model be divorced from the data it was originally from?
I'm thinking of writing a paper on this. I will answer with reference to Greimas' actantial theory. I plan to analyze some passages from the Bible to support any claims made (possibly some parables).
My plans/claims so far seem flimsy and not particularly substantial and I would appreciate any ideas, suggestions for reading, and topics/areas that would need covering in such an assignment.
I am a Masters level student and this assignment isn't for any credit. It was just a "food for thought" question posed by a lecturer at the end of a narrative lecture and I thought this sounded like an interesting topic to try to write about.