Season 1 Episodes

Episode 2: Chronotopes and Media

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: 

Red Braid Alliance for Decolonialism and Socialism: 

The Intercept, Article on Recent Wet’suwet’en resistance: 

Indigenous Youth in Support of Wetsuweten Hereditary Chiefs:  

Today’s Highlight: “Music and Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Strange New Places.” 

Strange New Places on bandcamp: 

A recent Guardian article about music and human rights in Northern Ireland:  

Today’s main focus: “Chronotopes in Media, Chronotopes, Archetypes, and Frames” 

Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chronotope: 

“Intersectionality and Chronotopes”: 

Kimberle Crenshaw, “What is Intersectionality”: 

Kimberle Crenshaw, “Intersectionality is not Identity”: Russel Brand on Hot Ones: