fiction

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.

Why does everyone in Star Wars speak English?

Article
Philip Seargeant
31/08/2017
8 minutes to read

The representation of Galactic Basic by English reflects the rise of English as a global language – and in doing so paints a very different picture from the utopian ideals of other universal language advocates.

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.

Robert F. Kennedy in 1964

The constructed history of Robert F. Kennedy

Paper
Stefan Voeten
14/09/2016
19 minutes to read

This essay examines Robert Kennedy's autobiographical Thirteen Days. Examined is how this book compares to history, how it works as a constructed narrative, and how the notion of autobiographical truth works in it.