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Fandom in times of superdiversity: the case of Sherlock

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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.

Disconnect to connect: The politics of disconnectivity in the film Captain Fantastic

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Thao Nguyen
20/11/2017
20 minutes to read

Disconnectivity has more than a negative connotation: it is a political gesture that ultimately boils down to connecting differently. Fiction film provides a discursive space to imagine alternatives to ubiquitous connectivity.

When “integration” divides

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Janus Spindler Møller
20/11/2017
5 minutes to read

When theoretical concepts become politicized, they are re-interpreted to fit political strategies.  A prime example is the term “integration”. In Denmark it functions as a normative tool to adjust behavior, rather than creating new unities.

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

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Ilse Ghekiere
20/11/2017
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.

Harvey Weinstein, Anne Faber and #metoo: what de Sade can teach us about abuse in society

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Odile Heynders
31/10/2017
4 minutes to read

Harassment, Abuse and humiliation are widely discussed nowadays. Odile Heynders uses the work of de Sade and Nabokov to argue that these are not issues of different sexes, but of the organization of how we perceive society.

Pretstudies in een pretcultuur: over spelletjes, kennis en samenleven

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Jan Blommaert
30/10/2017
4 minutes to read

Pretstudies afschaffen? Johan Huizinga zag er net het wezen van onze samenleving in.

The Emotes of Twitch

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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.

Weidel - AfD - racism

Colonial amnesia, the rise of the right and everyday racism

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Ana Deumert
26/10/2017
4 minutes to read

Ana Deumert does not believe that the success of the AfD can be explained as a strutural break. On the contrary, it reflects something which has always been there: white supremacy, racism and, its repressed cousin, colonial amnesia.

Incomparable Perspectives or Fusion of Horizons?

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Inge van de Ven
25/10/2017
5 minutes to read

The hermeneutic challenges of a visiting scholar in China.

Cardboard and Old Glory: reading protest signs at the demonstrations against Trump’s travel ban

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Marissa K. Wood
25/10/2017
18 minutes to read

What do signs used by protesters tell us about the movements they support? Read this analysis of protest signs in response to President Trump's travel ban to find out. 

The importance of videogame soundtracks to arts

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Lucas Pascholatti
24/10/2017
4 minutes to read

This article analyses the role of videogames withinin the arts, especially when it comes to their soundtrack.

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster (E.M. Forster)

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Vanda Vozarikova
23/10/2017
4 minutes to read

Could a story from over 100 years ago have predicted today's reality? Read this to discover more about the visionary E.M. Forster truly was. A contemporary reading of E.M. Forster's The Machine Stops.

American NFL players and the fight against racial inequality: gestures as political activism

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Anna De Fina
20/10/2017
7 minutes to read

'The battle around the protest of football players underscores the great significance that gestures of protest can acquire in specific historical moments and contexts and such prominence explains the violent reactions against them,' says De Fina.

Spiderman and the superpowers of languaging

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Janus Spindler Møller
19/10/2017
5 minutes to read

'When we only view language use from the perspective of countable languages, we put ourselves in danger of missing important parts of what goes on language-wise', says Janus Spindler Møller.

Over literatuurwetenschappers die zichzelf onrecht aandoen: 'We hoeven niet te zwelgen in subjectivisme'

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Daan Rutten
17/10/2017
7 minutes to read

Daan Rutten reageert op zijn recensent. Niet om de recensent te beïnvloeden, dat zou niet chic zijn, wel om het debat over literatuurwetenschap te verdiepen.

Integratie in de marge

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Jan Blommaert
17/10/2017
9 minutes to read

Er zijn heel uiteenlopende vormen van integratie. Integratie in de marge is er één van.