Gender neutral language

Gender-neutral language use: hype or trend?

Article
Lisa Reijmers
02/06/2023
14 minutes to read

Gender-neutral language use is an increasingly accepted topic. This article dives into the origin of people’s desire to use of a more gender-neutral language.

Bandersnatch: You Make The Call, Right?

Paper
Wulan Bekker
24/05/2023
11 minutes to read

This paper examines the ways in which Bandersnatch and in specific its interactive function is a response to our post-digital way of living. 

East Side Gallery - globalized monument in one of Europe's capitals

Article
Gabriel Kuczyński
21/06/2023
12 minutes to read

East Side Gallery is one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin. For decades it has hosted a flow of ideas and critiques about Europe's troubled past. This essay explores its significance through the lens of globalization.

BIOR: local vs global voices in a case of cultural appropriation

Paper
Andreea-Diana Dobrescu
13/03/2023
13 minutes to read

This essay explores the concept of cultural appropriation in a globalized world, examining its various forms, its impact on marginalized communities, and the power dynamics between local and global voices.

Daniel Radcliffe in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

How Weird Al Yankovic changed the game, again.

Paper
Ot van de Rijzen
30/08/2023
9 minutes to read

This paper offers an analysis of the film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story and how it masterfully parodies the biopic genre.

RuPaul Selling Out: Undermining the Diversity of Drag Culture

Article
Michelle Saris
03/05/2023
12 minutes to read

RuPaul's Drag Race brought lots of attention to drag outside of the drag community. This paper looks at how RuPaul's Drag Race takes its place in mainstream media.

East Side Gallery - globalized monument in one of Europe's capitals

Article
Gabriel Kuczyński
21/06/2023
12 minutes to read

East Side Gallery is one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin. For decades it has hosted a flow of ideas and critiques about Europe's troubled past. This essay explores its significance through the lens of globalization.

A truthful conversation with ChatGPT

Paper
Noortje Bisschop
20/09/2023
17 minutes to read

This article examines AI's position in the debate between a universal type of truth and a post-truth narrative by means of an interview with ChatGPT. 

Deviating from the mainstream: Amish or Uber-Hipsters?

Paper
Femke van Bree
17/10/2022
8 minutes to read

In this paper, we intend to find out if the hipster subculture is inspired by the Amish subculture. We will investigate this by analyzing two typical cultural features: appearance (fashion) and food. 

Fairy Tales are reimgined and updated in the Girl Tales Podcast. This is an interview with podcast found and executive Producer Rebecca Cunningham and producer, writer, voice actor Tessa Flannery.

What we do in the shadows TV show

The mockumentary film and TV show ‘What We Do In The Shadows’

Paper
Kelly Burnet
13/01/2023
17 minutes to read

Modern cinema and popular culture are not done with vampirism. The award-winning mockumentary film and show 'What we do in the shadows' features vampires, and other monsters, trying to make sense of modern life.

Eroda: No Land Quite Like It

Eroda: where visual art, storytelling and marketing become one

Paper
Kelly Burnet
23/05/2022
13 minutes to read

In this paper, the Eroda project is discussed which functions as a marketing campaign and an art project. The connected music video, directed by Dave Meyers, stands out for its captivating plot, English aesthetic and unusual characters.