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.

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.

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.

FAcebook, moderation, activism, democracy,

Why Facebook? Activism, censorship, and democracy

Academic paper
Lauren Zentz
25/07/2022
19 minutes to read

Lauren Zentz examine how a group of progressive activists interact around a certain set of Facebook’s hate speech policies and practices in order to make meaning of them, make both political and social use of them, and be critical of them. 

How My People My Country Reconstructs Chinese National Identity

Academic paper
Haiyan Huang
25/07/2022
34 minutes to read

In this paper, we focus on investigating the discursive strategies appropriated by and the new connotations of Chinese national identity and nationalism advocated in the recent Chinese national blockbuster My People My Country (MPMC).

Jordan Peterson as a human filter bubble

Academic paper
Inge van de Ven
25/07/2022
18 minutes to read

The case of Jordan Peterson demonstrates that in today’s public spheres, the figure of the public intellectual is not necessarily free from ulterior motives in filtering information for the general public.

What makes a vlog a vlog?

Academic paper
Marissa K. Wood
25/07/2022
30 minutes to read

Looking at the “vlog” as a speech event, Hymes’s SPEAKING model is used to identify its contextual and interactional parameters. Conclusively, vlogging is a complex genre of new media with potential for extensive influence.

De Geest voorbij: geesteswetenschappelijke reflecties op gezondheidszorg

Academic paper
Jenny Slatman
25/07/2022
18 minutes to read

Zowel psychologisering als neurologisering gaan beide uit van een zeer mager begrip van lichamelijkheid. Jenny Slatman pleit voor een ruimere opvatting van lichamelijkheid die ook toegepast kan worden binnen medische praktijken.

Babel Tower

The European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages in Slovakia

Academic paper
Monika Nemcová
25/07/2022
21 minutes to read

An analysis of implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Slovakia in pre-school and primary education with a focus on Hungarian, Ruthenian, Ukrainian and Romani languages.

Ravana displayed on a chariot at the Sri Devram Maha Viharaya (Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka)

Ravana: Once a demon, always a demon?

Academic paper
Deborah de Koning
25/07/2022
12 minutes to read

In current post-war Sri Lanka, the story of Ravana is taking new shapes among the ethnic majority of (Buddhist) Sinhalese. In this paper, Deborah De Koning argues that Ravana is not doomed to remain a demon.