Academic papers

#metoo, feminism, sexism, weinstein,

Language in digital activism: exploring the performative functions of #MeToo Tweets

Academic paper
Marissa K. Wood
29/06/2018
20 minutes to read

In the paradoxical era of "fake news" and mass mindless-information consumption, this article takes a systematic, linguistic approach to figure out what's actually going on with the #metoo hashtag. 

In the paradoxical era of "fake news" and mass mindless-information consumption, this article takes a systematic, linguistic approach to figure out what's actually going on with the #metoo hashtag. 

De Geest voorbij: geesteswetenschappelijke reflecties op gezondheidszorg

Academic paper
Jenny Slatman
04/12/2017
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
09/10/2017
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
30/03/2017
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.

Cthulhu

The Theorist’s Fear of the Undefined

Academic paper
Suzanne van der Beek
22/02/2017
7 minutes to read

Many theorists have tried to define the literary fantastic – without great success. Maybe this question should remain unanswered as a reminder of our fear of the theoretically unknowable.

Tatra mountains at Slovak-Polish border

The case of the Slovak minority in Poland

Academic paper
Monika Nemcová
13/02/2017
22 minutes to read

Focusing on education and the media, this article analyses Slovak as a minority language in Poland. It argues that the Polish language policy is inextricably connected to educational and national policies.

De literaire schrijver in het mediatijdperk

Academic paper
Sander Bax
22/11/2016
5 minutes to read

Verschillende wetenschappers betogen dat het literaire bedrijf grondig en fundamenteel aan het veranderen is in het mediatijdperk. Literatuurwetenschapper Sander Bax bouwt met zijn studenten aan dit dossier over dit grote transformatieproces. 

Agha, Silverstein, Rampton happy hour

Chronotopic identities

Academic paper
Jan Blommaert
02/11/2016
15 minutes to read

Most of our identity work is "chronotopic" in nature: it is organized, regimented and ordered by specific timespace conditions. An awareness of this fact has implications for identity and culture theory.

‘Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body’

Academic paper
Sander Bax
24/10/2016
34 minutes to read

Nooit kreeg hij hem en hij zal hem ook wel nooit krijgen. Dat dacht Sander Bax tot vandaag. Een Nobelprijs voor Rock, kan dat? Literatuurwetenschapper Sander Bax analyseert de literaire kwaliteiten van Bob Dylan's werk.

Putting two things together in a transforming public sphere

Academic paper
Odile Heynders
04/10/2016
9 minutes to read

In her opening lecture, Odile Heynders took us back to the era of ballooning and the first selfie. She ended with the claim that Diggit Magazine has changed the world. People may not have noticed it yet, but the world changed nonetheless.

Teaching the language that makes one happy

Teaching the language that makes one happy

Academic paper
Jan Blommaert
13/06/2016
5 minutes to read

Language teaching often assumes a generic "language" that needs to be acquired, while in actual fact, specific registers are learned and such registers enable "integration" into highly specific niches in social life.

Peiro

From mobility to complexity in sociolinguistic theory and method

Academic paper
Jan Blommaert
13/06/2016
29 minutes to read

A theoretical and methodological paradigm sift is underway in sociolinguistics, in which insights in the mobility of sociolinguistic phenomena leads to a complexity perspective with far-reaching effects.