Women protesting against sexism for equality #metoo

#Wetoo: What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism

Paper
Ilse Ghekiere
22/01/2018
13 minutes to read

From recurring Lolita-fantasies on stage to auditioning naked and backstage power abuse; female dancers talk about the repercussions of a professional reality that celebrates unclear borders.

black lives matter #blacklivesmatter #ferguson #transgender #equality democracy

Black Lives Matter too: from #hashtag to movement

Paper
Iris Wijers
26/09/2017
28 minutes to read

The Black Lives Matter movement has become a real phenomenon in American society. Iris Wijers analyzes this powerful and polarizing movement.  

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Don't know what acceleration means? Then ''Overheating' is mandatory reading (Overheating - Thomas Hylland Eriksen)

Review
Jan Blommaert
01/06/2017
6 minutes to read

In his new book 'Overheating',  Thomas Hylland Eriksen offers a mountain of information and even more food for thought, and it does so in a text that can be read at lightning pace.

We moeten allemaal feminist zijn

Paper
Iris Cuppen
30/05/2017
20 minutes to read

In dit essay wordt onderzocht hoe Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie zich als schrijver en publieke intellectueel mengt in het debat over het hedendaagse feminisme. 

The debate around Shelter

Paper
Shannon Verhoef
20/02/2017
12 minutes to read

This paper explores how the term anime is culturally defined and if there is a difference in how people who are part of the Western anime fandom classify anime as opposed to people who aren’t.

Why is character amnesia in China considered problematic?

Paper
Lisanne Nugteren
16/01/2017
23 minutes to read

In the People's Republic of China, due to rapid technological developments more and more people rely on voice messaging and pinyin input for producing texts, rather than writing them by hand.

Een gesprek met Jeroen Olyslaegers

Interview
Sander Bax
23/12/2016

Auteur Jeroen Olyslaegers wordt geïnterviewd door literatuurwetenschapper Sander Bax en sociolinguïst Jan Blommaert. Verwacht je aan een boeiend gesprek over Wil, politiek en cultuur.

Afro hair, Afro beauty, Afro Italian

Paper
Addes Tesfamariam
05/09/2016
20 minutes to read

Micro-hegemony, a term introduced by Blommaert and Varis, refers to the dynamic complexity of values, beliefs and perceptions that shape one’s identity. Here I show how hair, beauty and nationality framed my Afro-Black-European identity.

Fandom in times of superdiversity: the case of Sherlock

Paper
Suzanne Frenk
20/11/2017
14 minutes to read

By applying Howard Becker's theory, as well as theories on superdiversity, to a community of fans on Tumblr, this article attempts to shed some light on the internal workings of the JohnLock Conspiracy community in the digital age.

Max and Nev

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)

Review
Irene de Groot
01/11/2017
3 minutes to read

In Catfish: the TV show hosts Nev and Max help people who are head over heels about someone they met online. A review.

The Emotes of Twitch

Paper
Jeroen van der Weijden
27/10/2017
23 minutes to read

This paper aims to explore the linguistic landscape of Twitch.tv. Three different emotes taken from three streams are analysed. The results indicate that the usage of these emotes is universal; that they are highly mobile and complex.

Pro Life, Pro Trump: Trump's appeal to the Christian voters

Paper
Imme Wagemans
07/06/2017
17 minutes to read

This research paper explores the appeal of Trump to Christian voters in the light of his pro-life statement.

Exploring the Linguistic Landscape in the Sofia Subway

Paper
Asya Krusteva
01/05/2017
12 minutes to read

In language policy certain norms and laws should be strictly followed. However, in the Sofia subway this seems not to happen. Four examples of language mistakes are analyzed in this paper, as well as a map with some correctly written names.

De grootstad in Playmobilformaat

Paper
Ine Muys
21/04/2017
18 minutes to read

Jeugdliteraire en ruimtelijke analyse van Michael De Cocks en Judith Vanistendaels Rosie en Moussa, het eerste boek uit een vierdelige “serie over twee kinderen in de grote stad”.