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Ethnomediology

Ethnic Tropes in Media (A Series I’m working on)

In my current research I am exploring colonial ethnic tropes in current media, particularly expanding on narrative tropes into the realm of diegetic and especially non-diegetic music in audiovisual media. This is inspiring me to do a serial-style explanation/breakdown of these tropes. There are so many examples of essentialized culture tropes in scores and screen […]

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Ethnomediology

Chronotopes vs. Archetypes

Answering questions in my office the other day got me thinking of a more solid way to represent a concept I’ve been unpacking for years now, a concept that is, for most, too nebulous to grasp any pragmatic sense of its usefulness for creating and interpreting narratives: the chronotope. The word literally means “timespace,” but […]

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Ethnomediology

Further Thoughts and Reflections About Media Narratives

I just have a few other things to comment on concerning the recent forum, “Exploring Othering and Disillusion in Media Narratives,” by way of analyzing another campus media outlet that missed the mark in its essential representation of the event. There’s quite a tangled web of intersections in this exploration, so if you’re interested in reading […]

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Ethnomediology

Reflecting on the Recent Panel: “Exploring Othering and Disillusion in Media Narratives”

On Wednesday last week (February 15th) I had the opportunity to present some of my work in the 44th English Forum at the literature department here at Troy, a panel that we titled “Exploring Othering and Disillusion in Media Narratives.” The panel consisted of myself and three other presenting professors, two of whom were from the literature department […]

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Ethnomediology Notes

Happy Holidays by way of a General 2016 Report

EDIT: With apologies for people who I spammed when I made this post live. I had just been sitting on post drafts for some time and decided to publish them as I’m getting ready to write some more in the coming weeks. I’m just going to graft them into this post as a general 2016 […]

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Ethnomediology Lore Notes

Foundation for Endangered Languages Conference Presentation

I just finished a conference held at Tulane University in New Orleans, sponsored by the Foundation for Endangered Languages. The conference theme at Tulane was “The Music of Endangered Languages,” and I spent time there speaking about topics related to my work in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Cape Breton is historically one of the largest […]

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Ethnomediology Lore

Story Corps and the Great Thanksgiving Listen

I’ve said it many times: I love what Story Corps does. Ever since I first heard about their goals back in 2004, I’ve been inspired and impressed by the vision of their archive. Their new website is pretty great too. They even have an app for sharing stories; check it out here. And now they’re […]