Ten Years and the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Paper
Rosa Engels
23/04/2018
7 minutes to read

What does a movie have in common with the Umbrella movement? A semiotic analysis of the movie Ten years.

Het lijkt een hobby van opiniemakers om zonder kennis van zaken te fulmineren tegen het literatuuronderwijs, moderne letterkundigen of de literatuurwetenschap. Fake news met een enorme impact op het imago van de Neerlandistiek, aldus Sander Bax.

constructing authenticity

How to appear authentic in a digital world

Paper
Miah Moos
03/04/2018
23 minutes to read

How authentic are we really? The increase of digital influencers and the pressure on users to reach a certain following or look a certain way before posting a photo, questions the idea of online authenticity. 

My Friend is a White Muslim

Article
Bin Chen
29/03/2018
9 minutes to read

With growing sense of negativity and 'othering' of Islam in political sphere, in this article I take the story of a Dutch Muslim convert to explore religious and social factors attributed to his change. 

Marine Le Pen Fake Feminist

Marine le Pen: a fake feminist?

Paper
Nadadja Binder
28/03/2018
10 minutes to read

How has Marine Le Pen been using her feminine side? And what can we learn from FEMEN's protests against Le Pen, and more specifically against her feminism?

How vaginal trends discipline the body

Column
Gabriela de la Vega
26/03/2018
4 minutes to read

'Vajacials', wasp nests, and glitter are only some of the numerous vaginal trends out there. It seems like there is a never-ending need to change and enhance the female body and what does that say about the way in which women are perceived? 

'Au nom du peuple!': Marine Le Pen's message on social media

Article
Irene de Groot
21/03/2018
8 minutes to read

As is the case with most politicians nowadays, Marine Le Pen is active on social media platforms. This article zooms in on the message she tries to bring across with her social media usage.

Online Dating app digital culture online love

Dating apps as part of our culture

Article
Manon Bijl
26/03/2018
12 minutes to read

Dating apps enable people to do things they have never done before. It are truly global products, but they only work because they are embedded in local (sub)cultural practices.