March for Science Brussels 2017

The March For Science and why it's relevant

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Jan Blommaert
28/04/2017
4 minutes to read

The March For Science can be the beginning of a game-changing movement targeting some of the crucial evils of today's world.

The March For Science can be the beginning of a game-changing movement targeting some of the crucial evils of today's world.

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Exploring the Linguistic Landscape in the Sofia Subway

Paper
Asya Krusteva
28/04/2017
12 minutes to read

In language policy certain norms and laws should be strictly followed. However, in the Sofia subway this seems not to happen. Four examples of language mistakes are analyzed in this paper, as well as a map with some correctly written names.

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In South Africa, April 27 is Freedom Day. In the Netherlands, it’s something else entirely

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Nastassja Wessels
27/04/2017
7 minutes to read

The ties between the Netherlands and South Africa have always been tense with complexity and history. These days, they have one more thing in common: 27 April.

The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

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Ico Maly
28/04/2017
3 minutes to read

Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  

De vrouw in de literatuur van Saskia Noort: over spontaan witte wijn drinkende vrouwen

Article
Hannah Fransen
26/04/2017
8 minutes to read

Vrouwenemancipatie in de Nederlandstalige literatuur heeft nog een lange weg te gaan. In dit stuk wordt aan de hand van de romans 'De Eetclub' en 'Het Reservaat' dieper in gegaan op deze problematiek.

The individual stories of migrants touch our hearts

Column
Irene de Groot
10/04/2017
2 minutes to read

A short column in which Irene de Groot explores the notion of compassion with regards to migration in Europe. Can compassion help create understanding for migrants? 

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Buzzfeed’s attempt to break the filter bubble

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Zoë Gielen
07/04/2017
3 minutes to read

Buzzfeed, the queen of clickbait and useless lists, has made an attempt to break the filter bubble by introducing a new online feature.

Genova as scenario for the New Europe: How Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer illustrates superdiversity

Column
Odile Heynders
10/04/2017
4 minutes to read

In Via Genua the acclaimed Dutch writer Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer introduces the Italian city as an ‘African city’. Odile Heynders (Tilburg University) argues that this ‘Italian tour’ should be obligatory to our representative politicians.

Mondrian meets the city: Why we should all visit 'Mondrian to Dutch Design' in The Hague

Article
Liza Voetman
10/04/2017
4 minutes to read

Artistic theme years are widely represented in public spaces within The Netherlands. The current theme 'Mondrian to Dutch Design' avoids the turning point to become public entertainment. 

Over de selffashioning van de publieke intellectueel Joost Zwagerman

Paper
Margaret Steenbakker
05/04/2017
27 minutes to read

In deze paper staat de selffashioning van de Nederlandse schrijver en publieke intellectueel Joost Zwagerman centraal. Aan de hand van een drietal momenten wordt de wijze waarop hij zichzelf positioneerde binnen het publieke debat geanalyseerd. 

De hete adem van het beleid: over Unia en het ontslag van Rachida Lamrabet

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Eva Vergaelen
05/04/2017
3 minutes to read

Eva Vergaelen, ex-medewerkster van Unia (het Belgisch mensenrechtencentrum) plaatst het ontslag van Rachida Lamrabet in perspectief. Ze schetst het politieke klimaat waarin Unia moet werken en geeft zo een breder perspectief op dat ontslag.

The Spectators of The Polish Theatre in Wrocław

The Spectators of The Polish Theatre in Wrocław are fighting for art and democracy

Paper
Anna Chmielińska
03/04/2017
16 minutes to read

This is an analysis of 'The Spectators of The Polish Theatre in Wrocław'. A movement that fights for art, freedom and democracy. It is also about one man, who has tried to destroy something beautiful, the real art in Poland.

De revanche op de criticus

Paper
Marlou Agterberg
03/04/2017
28 minutes to read

Marlou Agterberg analyseert hoe de literatuurcriticus zich verhoudt tot Leon de Winters engagement als schrijver en als publiek intellectueel.