Events

Squatting Slavs: a culture, a stereotype or just a meme?

Article
Kristiana Naydenova
16/12/2017
18 minutes to read

Is the Squatting Slav phenomenon helping Slavs express themselves or is it ruining their reputation? This article explores the emergence, historical background, popularization, culture and language of the meme.

Diversity and representation in TV and movies and why it matters

Paper
Florentine Bakkenes
27/06/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper explores the positive and negative effects of representation that we see in TV programs or movies and discusses Encanto and Emily in Paris as examples that do it right and wrong. 

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.

Lady Bird and the Celebration of Womanhood (Greta Gerwig)

Review
Lola Vos
28/10/2020
7 minutes to read

Greta Gerwig's 2017 film Lady Bird is a celebration of femininity and its strongest point is the message it sends. The film signifies an important breakthrough in male-dominated Hollywood.

Glee ( Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan)

Review
Luna-Anastasia Riedel
27/01/2021
7 minutes to read

Glee is an American musical-comedy television drama with a typical American high school setting and deals with a group of diverse teenagers who all connect through being in the school’s show choir. 

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Straatpolitiek (Femke Kaulingfreks)

Review
Jan Blommaert
19/03/2018
12 minutes to read

Femke Kaulingfreks legt in Straatpolitiek een hele wereld bloot waarin aan politiek wordt gedaan buiten de formele instellingen om. ze roept op om die vormen van informele politiek ernstig te nemen als onderdeel van een verbeterde democratie.

Wat is Populisme? (Jan-Werner Müller)

Review
Jan Blommaert
04/05/2017
14 minutes to read

Wat is populisme? is een boek dat zich vlot laat lezen, maar dat analytisch niet zwaar weegt.

Dick Wittenberg

Interview
p.t.school@uvt.nl School
16/10/2016

Interview with Dick Wittenberg (Dutch journalist and writer) about his career and ambitions.

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The Help (Movie director: Tate Taylor. Book author: Kathryn Stockett)

Review
Julia van der Staak
23/05/2018
7 minutes to read

The movie 'The Help', first released in 2011, is based on the well known and like-named novel, by Kathryn Stockett. The story is a good portrayal of multiculturalism and inequality within the American society of the 1960s. 

It's Giving Gay? - On the discourse about Shawn Mendes' sexuality

Paper
Jitske Verhagen
06/05/2022
10 minutes to read

In this paper, the discourse that emerged as a result of Shawn Mendes saying 'it's giving Cher' in his Vogue Met Gala video will be analysed. A look will be taken into why this led to people thinking he must be queer.