A Gentleman Jack of All Trades

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
12/07/2021
15 minutes to read

The case of Anne Lister will show us how difficult it can be for a public figure to control their image. To establish how identity is fashioned, concepts of life writing and self-fashioning have been used to analyse Anne Lister's diaries.

The case of Anne Lister will show us how difficult it can be for a public figure to control their image. To establish how identity is fashioned, concepts of life writing and self-fashioning have been used to analyse Anne Lister's diaries.

Aziz Ansari: Modern Public Intellectual?

Paper
Chi-chieh Huang
26/03/2021
31 minutes to read

This article seeks to examine the public persona of Aziz Ansari through the model of the public intellectual.

How Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen is changing Dutch media from within

Paper
Lola Vos
15/03/2021
12 minutes to read

Through digital vigilantis, media critic Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen shares mistreatments in the Dutch media on her Instagram account "Zeikschrift." In this article, I analyse her Instagram account and the message it conveys.

Jacinda Ardern smiling in the camera, posing with a piece of pie.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand's most eminent political influencer

Paper
Lea Goeron
01/03/2021
11 minutes to read

Jacinda Ardern is one of the most popular politicians worldwide thanks to her online presence. This paper focuses on how she uses social media to boost her popularity and remain relevant as a political figure in New Zealand.

Fansubbers in China: A “Promethean community” in a gray zone

Paper
Chen Li
22/02/2021
14 minutes to read

The community of fansubbers in China induces both admiration and criticism from the public. This article explores the identity-making and controversies induced by fansubbers in today's globalization and digital world.

Stay home during Corona crisis or be judged.

Covidiots and the ‘stay home behavioural script’

Paper
Lisa van Turnhout
22/02/2021
10 minutes to read

The corona crisis has shown how quickly cultural repertoires can change when society is at risk. The norms we used to take for granted are now turned upside down, changing the way we perceive others and ourselves.

Terrorising Ourselves: What Us Can Teach Us about Authenticity

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
15/02/2021
10 minutes to read

This paper investigates the concept of authenticity through analysing the movie Us (Peele, 2019). Theories on authenticity by Charles Taylor and various ideas about the uncanny valley are used to analyse this intriguing movie.

Chrissy Teigen's tragedy - too private or not public enough?

Paper
Kirsten Verbeek
05/02/2021
10 minutes to read

Chrissy Teigen shared news of her stillbirth via Instagram. The comments weren’t as loving as you might expect. This article aims to answer the question: 'why do people react so negatively towards something accused of being (too) private?'

Pokémon Go as a Self-Tracking Application

Paper
Chi-chieh Huang
22/01/2021
23 minutes to read

By examining voices from Pokémon Go communities and developers, this article aims to formulate Pokémon Go as a gamified self-tracking application that could play a part in individuals' betterment of themselves.