Celebrities

Pop artist SIA

Exploring SIA's persona: the famous artist who covers her face

Article
Juul Seuren
17/03/2021
13 minutes to read

Sia is an Australian singer-songwriter who wears a wig to obscure her face and protect her privacy. This article investigates how Sia's persona as an (absent) artist and celebrity is constructed. 

Harry Styles on the cover of Vogue magazine

Modern men are breaking traditional gender norms

Article
Anouk van Leeuwen
08/03/2021
14 minutes to read

Harry Styles has unleashed a debate about gender norms by wearing a dress. It has started a competition between strong manly men and so called feminized men. Even though feminized men are seen as deviants, they are starting to get more support.

England vs Ireland

Irish or English: the case of footballer Declan Rice

Article
Ot van de Rijzen
05/03/2021
12 minutes to read

An analysis of the discourse surrounding footballer Declan Rice's switch of national allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England in 2019.

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. 

A still from We Are Chaos' official video

We Are Chaos: A world too chaotic for Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson)

Review
Vinicio Ntouvlis
15/09/2020
12 minutes to read

Marilyn Manson's 11th album shows signs of maturity as it reflects on how the shock rocker figure has become irrelevant. Mixing varying musical influences, the album makes for a solid rock listen with some inspired lyrical content.

Elena Ferrante’s Disappearing Act

Column
Inge van de Ven
07/09/2020
7 minutes to read

Good news for Elena Ferrante’s fans. The mysterious Italian bestseller author’s last and eighth novel, The Lying Life of Adults, is now available in book stores all over the world.

7 days in hell mockumentary

Laughing at tennis in '7 Days in Hell'

Article
Iris Dumoulin
30/09/2020
11 minutes to read

As a mockumentary, 7 Days in Hell (2015) features multiple documentary codes and functions to create a feeling of reality. How does 7 Days in Hell comment on and mock the reality of tennis documentaries?