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Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Language Proficiency

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22/09/2017

Seen, but not too much: the black hole, secrets and stigma

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Thao Nguyen
24/07/2017
18 minutes to read

This paper discusses the concept of visibility and its effects in the digital society. Based on the case of an online community art project in Vietnam, the paper will question how digital forms of life narrative can bring out issues of visibility. 

In Memoriam Miep Diekmann (26 januari 1925 – 9 juli 2017)

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helmavanlierop@gmail.com
18/07/2017
3 minutes to read
Overname van de ministeries. Hans van Mierlo tekent voor de overname van het ministerie van Defensie.

Door de dood naar de literatuur: de drang naar literaire onsterfelijkheid

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Inge Beekmans
17/07/2017
6 minutes to read

Connie Palmen schrijft om het vergeten van haar eigen lijden te bestrijden, maar kan de literatuur ook de dood verslaan?

Liu Xiaobo: Keeping a voice

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Odile Heynders
14/07/2017
9 minutes to read

Nobel laureate and dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is released from prison. Xiaobo dedicated the Nobel prize to ‘the martyrs of Tiananmen square’. His poetry expresses his courage and conviction. says Odile Heynders

Representation of the Zef Culture by Die Antwoord

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Lisa Wijvekate
13/07/2017
16 minutes to read

Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group that represents the South African Zef culture. This paper analyses the way the song 'Fatty Boom Boom' uses symbols and icons to represent Zef culture.

Vrede kun je leren (David Van Reybrouck, Thomas D'Ansembourg)

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Jan Blommaert
12/07/2017
4 minutes to read

"Vrede kun je leren" is niet meteen een denderend boekje, maar is wel nodig.

Joost Zwagerman

Joost Zwagerman: de schrijversmythe.

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Tessa Chaplin
10/07/2017
9 minutes to read

Deze paper onderzoekt de wijze waarop Joost Zwagerman kunst toegankelijk wist te maken aan de hand van de verschillende rollen die hij op zich heeft genomen, zoals de schrijver, de presentator, de publieke intellectueel en de kunstliefhebber.  

The YouTube censorship controversy: How YouTube's ad-pocalypse is silencing creators

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Zoë Gielen
10/07/2017
4 minutes to read

YouTube's ad-system is being boycotted by major brands; as a result YouTube started silencing their 'controversial' creators. Is this right?

Someone in New York finally put me on a panel …

Column
Kevin Doyle
05/07/2017
8 minutes to read

Kevin Doyle sees a vast consolidation and compression of human experience into more and more narrow and predictable terms. The unique language and vocabulary that innovative forms of the arts provide us can be an antidote, according to him.

Have you ever been rejected?

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Max Spotti
26/06/2017
3 minutes to read

Building on the rejection versus approval dichotomy in asylum seeking procedures, this column deals with the dynamics of rejection and with bureaucratic rituals of indifference by contemporary immigration administrations. 

Vakantiebestemming Griekenland?

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Jan Blommaert
26/06/2017
4 minutes to read

In Griekenland kan je niet om de crisis van de EU heen kijken. Maak van je vakantie daar een studiereis.

Stop Tihange and Doel: Activism in the streets and on social media

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Aimée Overhof
23/06/2017
14 minutes to read

This paper contains a digital ethnographic inquiry into the Stop Tihange movement. What role do new media play in the essembly of this movement, that aims to shut down a nuclear plant in Belgium?

Ghost in the Shell

Whitewashing is not oversensitivity, it's a big problem

Article
Nilsa Farias
23/06/2017
5 minutes to read

Whitewashing in film is as old as the medium itself, but isn't it time we should get rid of this phenomenon already?

'I want to know everything about them' PsyCops, no-go zones and the militarization of public space

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Paul Mutsaers
20/06/2017
9 minutes to read

PSYCOPS is a police-military partnership that was forged to improve policing in migrant communities in Amsterdam. It it a wordplay on PSYOPS, which is  a military strategy that weaponizes information and influences target groups.

The #RomanianProtests: How online activism succeeded in overthrowing the Romanian government

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Anca Costea
19/06/2017
6 minutes to read

Activism on social media has been regarded, in many cases, as slacktivism. The recent protests in Romania against the Government prove that this is not always the case.

Ulrich Seidl's Safari: A brutal 'fake documentary' reveals the truth about tourist hunters in Africa.

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Fay Georgaki
16/06/2017
5 minutes to read

How a 'fake documentary' can be truthful. Ulrich Seidl's film, 'Sarafi' reveals the truth about tourist-hunters in Africa.