The truth of fiction

This course is part of the BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society or the MA Online Culture at Tilburg University. Click on the link for more info on the courses and the programme.

In this international program Online Culture: Art, Media and Society (Culture Studies) the focus is on digital culture and (new) media. From disciplines such as cultural studies and media studies you study how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living. You discuss new ways of communication, art expressions as well as (social) media expressions like memes and trolls. You research how such ways of communication and expressions are established and how they manifest in, and have influence on a society that increasingly takes place online. Additionally, you actively contribute to digital culture by writing papers and opinion pieces for our own online platform Diggit Magazine.

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.

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).

The Mind of Jake Paul: a YouTube documentary

Article
Kristiana Naydenova
16/12/2019
17 minutes to read

What happens when one YouTuber films another YouTuber? This paper analyzes the potential for truthtelling in the YouTube documentary The Mind Of Jake Paul.

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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?

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Persepolis: an autobiographical graphic novel

Article
Susanne Vermeeren
22/11/2019
12 minutes to read

What are the advantages of writing your autobiography as a graphic novel, rather than a novel? This paper analyzes Satrapi's Persepolis as an autobiographical graphic novel.

Dunkirk: History Re-created for the Big Screen

Paper
Fernanda Delgado
09/11/2018
14 minutes to read

How much truth can we find in fictional representations of history? This paper explores the real and fictional elements in Chrsitopher Nolan's Dunkirk, and how they work together to immerse its audience in the historical event.