The MCU is the Marvel Cinematic Universe: a franchise and shared-universe in which 23 movies produced by Marvel Studios take place.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: a realistic fictional world

Paper
Renske Jacobs
18/08/2022
11 minutes to read

In this paper, we explore how Marvel Studios creates a fictional universe that remains realistic in its own right. The main focus is on the reality effect, the paradox of fiction and consistency in the movies' characters.

The fail of transcreation

Article
Julia Wysopal
18/08/2022
10 minutes to read

This article explains the concept of transcreation, its history and its characteristics. It is applied to marketing, and with the use of international examples, it aims to emphasize a significant difference between translation and transcreation.

Animal Liberation Front

Eco-terrorism: going in depth on the fur industry 'blueprint'

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
18/08/2022
13 minutes to read

The eco-terrorism topic is somewhat taboo in contemporary media. Nowadays, radical environmentalist organizations operate mostly under the radar, distribute pamphlets, raise awareness, and work towards expanding their network.

Understanding Big Other: Self-recognition in the Web of Eyes

Academic paper
Jeroen van Aalst
18/08/2022
16 minutes to read

This paper examines Zuboff's "Big Other" and proposes to change this metaphor to "Web of Eyes" in order to stimulate a discourse that accounts for recognizing human self-responsibility and agency in this age of continuous surveillance.

Fertility Day: a LGBT perspective

Article
Maria Cantiello
18/08/2022
4 minutes to read

The infamous campaign on the Fertility Day campaign, promoted by the Italian Minister of Health, was followed by strong reactions from different sides of Italian society. This article provides an analyses from the LGBT perspective.

Fertility Day Campaign II

Article
Addes Tesfamariam
18/08/2022
11 minutes to read

Preserving fertility revolves around good lifestyles and avoiding people with a diverse background. This is the message the Health Minister sends in Fertility Day campaign II. Read my diverse Italian perspective.

Trump: het einde van het propagandamodel

Article
Jan Blommaert
18/08/2022
4 minutes to read

De verkiezing van Trump toont nogmaals aan hoe onze politieke analysemodellen de feiten achterna hollen.

Het taboe van jezelf een fan noemen

Article
Marlou Agterberg
18/08/2022
4 minutes to read

Fan zijn is moeilijk. Niet alleen zijn er veel beroemdheden om fan van te zijn, maar voor sommigen schaam je je ook nog eens. Hoe werkt dat? 

Attention Please?

Article
Inge van de Ven
18/08/2022
10 minutes to read

On the false dichotomy between strategies of ‘close’ and ‘distant’ reading. 'We should develop methods that oscillate between both approaches,' says Inge van de Ven (Tilburg University)

Dubravka Ugresić

Article
Odile Heynders
18/08/2022
11 minutes to read

Ugresić is one of the interesting European voices on nationalism and consumerism, critiquing sloppiness of thinking and the superficiality of the public debate. This is a voice that we should take seriously, says Odile Heynders.

Ronald Giphart op televisie

Article
Floor De Kok
18/08/2022
7 minutes to read

Aan de hand van een televisieoptreden van Ronald Giphard wordt in deze paper op scherpe wijze het fenomeen van de literaire celebrity geanalyseerd. Zijn autonomie en heteronomie werkelijk onverenigbaar? Floor de Kok legt het uit.

Doutzen: Hollands trots

Article
Iris Cuppen
18/08/2022
7 minutes to read

Doutzen Kroes is niet enkel een lingeriemodel, ze is ook voor velen een rolmodel. Wat zegt dit over onze samenleving? Een scherp artikel van Iris Cuppen.