online teaching, online learning, language learning, covid-19

'Just Be Patient'? How Refugees and Migrants Learn German During Covid-19

Paper
Leonie Schulte
19/06/2020
23 minutes to read

As language courses for migrants and refugees move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how does Germany respond to experiences of waiting and uncertainty? They tell newcomers to be patient. 

As language courses for migrants and refugees move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how does Germany respond to experiences of waiting and uncertainty? They tell newcomers to be patient. 

backpacking, new zealand, identity

Backpackers and identity in the digital world

Paper
Linmin Zheng
10/01/2020
20 minutes to read

This paper analyzes backpackers as a micro-population. It demonstrates how I produce part of my identity on and offline as a member of this transnational micro-population in the digital world.

ted bundy

Ted Bundy as seen by Elizabeth Kloepfer

Paper
Amber van Esseveld
12/12/2019
11 minutes to read

This paper discusses a recent Netflix dramatization of the lifes of Ted Bundy and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. How do you present a character that is Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile?

Is Zondag met Lubach saving democracy?

Paper
Rosalie Vaarten
09/12/2019
9 minutes to read

Is the Dutch television program Zondag met Lubach or infotainment in general a threat to democracy? Or should we see infotainment programs as saviors of democracy? 

Borat: a Bi-cultural Mockumentary

Paper
Valentina Brkan
29/11/2019
12 minutes to read

As a bi-cultural mockumentary, Borat manages to parody, critique and deconstruct both American and Kazakh culture.

Deep fakes - an emerging risk to societies

Paper
Tunde Farago
18/11/2019
22 minutes to read

Deep fakes are a rapidly evolving technology that can easily fool not just our human senses, but also the software created to counter them. This paper explores their potential social, cultural and political implications.

Breaking News: the design of the MH17 crash story

Paper
Andreea-Diana Dobrescu
30/10/2019
11 minutes to read

An analysis of the first twenty-four hours of news reports on the MH17 tragedy presented as Breaking News on CNN. This article zooms in on the gradual design of the breaking news story

Facebook and the Rohingya genocide deniers

Paper
Tunde Farago
21/10/2019
17 minutes to read

How do the Rohingya genocide deniers use Facebook to spread their narratives and what kind of arguments do they use to support their claims?

De noordelijke renaissancekunst: een unieke schepping

Paper
Mariska van Schijndel
14/10/2019
18 minutes to read

De noordelijke renaissance wordt vaak gezien als een 'slaafse' navolging van de Italiaanse Renaissance. Dit 'digitale museum' verandert dat beeld door te laten zien dat de noordelijke Renaissance op zichzelf een unieke schepping is.

What is wrong with the Confucius Institute?

Paper
Linmin Zheng
09/10/2019
13 minutes to read

From the need to know about China to a crackdown on Confucius Institutes across the West. In this article, the relation between the Confucius institutes, China and power are analysed. 

Framing 'Shirkers' as a first person documentary

Paper
Chen Li
20/09/2019
16 minutes to read

Shirkers (2018) is a documentary about athe mysterious personal experience of Sandi Tan, the filmmaker herself. Based on cognitive frame, this paper analyzes the textual, contextual, and real-world referential signals of 'Shirkers' (2018).

#womeninstreet as a vital extension of the female street photographer

Paper
Chiara Palsgraaf
06/09/2019
25 minutes to read

#womeninstreet celebrates female street photography. With women still being commodified and objectified in public spaces in society, the camera helps to turn the gaze around. Therefore, the female street photographer is seen as the flâneuse.