Disney Castle

Disney castle: semiotics and variation

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Joël Grassère
17/02/2021

The Disney Castle is widely known image. But how does it function as a sign?What does it signify to whom? And what can we say about the variety of Disney Castles? This paper goes into all of that and more, including the history behind this icon. 

The Disney Castle is widely known image. But how does it function as a sign?What does it signify to whom? And what can we say about the variety of Disney Castles? This paper goes into all of that and more, including the history behind this icon. 

Beyoncé quotes feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her song Flawless

Commercialization of feminism is killing women

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Ilse van Knegsel
03/02/2021

Commercialization of feminism and postfeminism are movements that are interrelated and can be understood as new, ‘sexier’ variations on the traditional feminism. This commercialization of feminism can have major negative consequences for women.

GirlfriendReviews

Girlfriendreviews: Games, Journalism and Satire

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Joël Grassère
02/02/2021

Girlfriendreviews combines journalistic functions of entertainment and information not unlike a satirical news show. However it does this in a niched fashion thus showing of polycentricity in online culture. 

image of a clustered red and clustered blue communication network with just a few connections linking the two

It's time to call the "echo chambers" bluff

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Lauren Zentz
18/01/2021

The problem of corporate media is not their creation of echo chambers; it is that media organizations have allowed people whose views run against democracy to gain such a large following that their lies are now seen by many as fact.

 

 

Gone With The Wind

Gone with the wind, Discourse, Infrastructure and Hegemony

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Joël Grassère
30/11/2020

Gone with the wind has been a topic of controversy. This blog shows how the discussion thereof is codified by infrastructures and norms. An in depth analysis of a representative case study shows this. 

On Narrative through Self and Time: Diachrony, Episodes and Waking Life

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Merel Groot
09/03/2020

Do humans experience their life as a narrative? Strawton argued that they do not necessarily see their life as a story and that this is not negative. By applying this idea to the seemingly narrative lacking film, Waking Life, this idea is explored.

'Stories We Tell'

About the documemoir: 'Stories We Tell'

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Nataliia Vdovychenko
10/02/2020

Autobiographical documentaries invite their viewers to explore the hidden world of one’s personal journeys. They allow the audience to get a glimpse of the deep and meaningful life stories of the unique personality of the protagonist.

The performative documentary: Paris is burning

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Tatsuya Ishikawa
03/02/2020

This movie is about the ball circuit and the gay people. A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.