Our second episode’s main focus centers around media analysis, particularly the type of analysis that facilitates a more diverse approach toward understanding and framing media subjects within various narratives. To that end, I explore the concept of the “chronotope,” offering some origins, definitions, and uses of the term, qualifying its use in media narratives and offering a contrasting comparison with the concept of the “archetype,” which is somewhat more popularized in global literature and media conversations. This analytical deep dive gets to the heart of how I approach media study.
Along the way, I highlight a band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Strange New Places, who released an EP this past October, and I briefly discuss #WetsuwetenStrong, recent settler colonial mistreatment of Indigenous rights and sovereignty, and misrepresentation of Indigenous people and current politics as visible in media.
Sources and recommended readings
Today’s retrospect: “#WetsuwetenStrong and Indigenous Sovereignty”
Real Peoples Media and #TyendinagaStrong: https://bit.ly/32Ayv5V
Red Braid Alliance for Decolonialism and Socialism: https://twitter.com/stopdisplacemnt/status/1230935862256340993
The Intercept, Article on Recent Wet’suwet’en resistance: https://theintercept.com/2020/02/23/wetsuweten-protest-coastal-gaslink-pipeline/
Indigenous Youth in Support of Wetsuweten Hereditary Chiefs: https://globalnews.ca/news/6580747/indigenous-youth-occupy-melanie-marks-office/
Today’s Highlight: “Music and Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Strange New Places.”
Strange New Places on bandcamp: https://strangenewplaces.bandcamp.com/track/this-city-2
A recent Guardian article about music and human rights in Northern Ireland: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/sep/27/basic-human-rights-are-being-rejected-northern-irelands-anti-dup-protest-music
Today’s main focus: “Chronotopes in Media, Chronotopes, Archetypes, and Frames”
Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chronotope: http://library.umac.mo/ebooks/b28005533.pdf
“Intersectionality and Chronotopes”: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2020.1719041?scroll=top&needAccess=true
Kimberle Crenshaw, “What is Intersectionality”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViDtnfQ9FHc