Promotional material for GLOW

GLOW: Critiquing the Stereotypes of American Identities on TV (Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch)

Review
Marit van Dijck
8 minutes to read
05/10/2022

Glow critiques how stereotypes in the media do not do justice to the complex lived realities of multicultural individuals in America through the juxtaposition of stereotypical performances with the lived realities of individuals.

 

Glow critiques how stereotypes in the media do not do justice to the complex lived realities of multicultural individuals in America through the juxtaposition of stereotypical performances with the lived realities of individuals.

 

Wie is de Mol?, more than a TV show (Wie is de Mol?)

Review
Kristi van der Zanden
28/09/2022
6 minutes to read

"Wie is de Mol?" is a reality show with a very active and partecipative fanbase. Learn about how the fanbase and the production are creating a collective culture. 

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The lived experience of teenagers in Norway and beyond in Skam (Julie Andem)

Review
Marieke Weeda
07/09/2022
7 minutes to read

This review explains how greatly the Norwegian show SKAM deals with themes of identity in both globally universal and locally specific ways.

Rhythm and Rebellion - a review of Fela Kuti’s activism and music (Fela Kuti)

Review
Daniel Obubo
19/11/2021
10 minutes to read

This review looks into two songs by Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense and Sorrow tears and Blood.

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.

Deep Medicine - review

Can artificial intelligence make medicine more humane? (Eric Topol)

Review
Jenny Slatman
22/11/2021
7 minutes to read

Eric Topol, the author of Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again (2019), argues in this book that articificial intelligence can make healthcare more humane. 

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California scheming: Miranda July's Kajillionaire (Miranda July)

Review
Bettie Cörvers
04/06/2021
7 minutes to read

In Miranda July's 2020 film Kajillionaire, Old Dolio's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them in their scamming practices. She feels the need to detach from her hustling parents.

Netflix series Emily In Paris

Emily in Paris: Bonjour clichés! (Darren Star)

Review
Tinka Krikke
05/05/2021
8 minutes to read

The new series 'Emily in Paris' has already received a lot of attention, but not without the critique. Parisians are routinely portrayed with a very essentialized and stereotypical national identity, which shapes our idea of 'Frenchness'. 

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'Westworld' - The Contemporary Jurassic Park You Cannot Miss Watching (Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy)

Review
Kristiana Naydenova
09/05/2018
5 minutes to read

The new HBO series 'Westworld' is intelligent and full of mysteries for the patient viewer to uncover. Everyone interested in exploring the humand mind and behavior will love it. 

Hindi Medium, review

Hindi Medium: Everyone has a different starting line from birth (Saket Chaudhary)

Review
Yan Shen
03/02/2021
6 minutes to read

The Indian film "Hindi Medium" is a typical realist film in which topics such as education issues, social class issues, rich and poor issues in India are discussed. If you want to get a glimpse of these, this film would be a good starting point.

Glee ( Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan)

Review
Luna-Anastasia Riedel
27/01/2021
7 minutes to read

Glee is an American musical-comedy television drama with a typical American high school setting and deals with a group of diverse teenagers who all connect through being in the school’s show choir. 

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Doctor Who: Is there a female Doctor just to lure in young fans? (Chris Chibnall)

Review
Ananya Sen
20/01/2021
10 minutes to read

This review of the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who discusses gender representation and its relation to fandom, and whether the move to cast a female Doctor was indeed a step in the right direction. 

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Human Minds and Animal Stories, or How Narratives Shape Attitudes (Malecki, Sorokowski, Pawlowski, Cienski)

Review
Luiza Dubicka
07/12/2020
12 minutes to read

Human Minds and Animal Stories takes a look at how stories can change human attitudes towards other species. A change in attitudes can lead to change in our current practices involving animals. Can an academic publication reach a broader audience?