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.

What we do in the shadows TV show

The mockumentary film and TV show ‘What We Do In The Shadows’

Paper
Kelly Burnet
13/01/2023
17 minutes to read

Modern cinema and popular culture are not done with vampirism. The award-winning mockumentary film and show 'What we do in the shadows' features vampires, and other monsters, trying to make sense of modern life.

The MCU is the Marvel Cinematic Universe: a franchise and shared-universe in which 23 movies produced by Marvel Studios take place.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: a realistic fictional world

Paper
Renske Jacobs
01/08/2022
11 minutes to read

In this paper, we explore how Marvel Studios creates a fictional universe that remains realistic in its own right. The main focus is on the reality effect, the paradox of fiction and consistency in the movies' characters.

Waking Life and Aesthetics of Liminality

Paper
Gürhan Camgöz
24/12/2021
13 minutes to read

The cinematic viewing experience and the dream states have a comparable quality. Waking Life is an interesting and perplexing film about dreams and the nature of reality, that dares us to question whether we are dreaming or awake.

TACOMA(2017) (Steve Gaynor, Nina Freeman)

Review
Daniel Obubo
12/12/2021
10 minutes to read

This review explores the procedural and rhetorical rules involved in videogames as well as narrative and database aesthetic techniques utilized in the 2017 adventure videogame Tacoma.

the crown season 1 cast

The Crown: is it the truth or is it fiction?

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
26/06/2021
13 minutes to read

To what extent is Netflix series 'The Crown' truth or fiction? This article discusses the ways filmmakers attempt to produce motion pictures that resemble the truth and analyses how they achieve it.

Dark Side of the Moon: How a Mockumentary Shapes Perception

Paper
Egle Talandyte
25/11/2020
9 minutes to read

Dark Side of the Moon (2002) is a French mockumentary which exposes the idea of the moon landing being filmed in a studio with the goal of invoking critical reflexivity to question the reliability of the presented discourse in media.

Fleabag: the series.

How Fleabag uses the fourth wall to create intimacy

Paper
Idhuna Pastoor
07/10/2020
21 minutes to read

This article explores how the series Fleabag destroys the fourth wall and what this means for the relationship between the viewer and Fleabag.

Understanding "I'm Still Here". This can't be real, right?

Paper
Hanne Hermens
16/09/2020
15 minutes to read

This essay explores the confusion that was ignited by the film I'm Still Here (2010) by analysing its form, purpose and content and comparing it to other forms of film.