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Young Adult

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The concept of the ‘young adult’, also synonymous with adolescence and youth, is one which is heavily context-dependent. Over time, the perception of the concept has shifted from merely a developmental outlook to one which is also bound by a socio-cultural understanding. Broadly, it is believed to be a stage between childhood and adulthood, and is influenced by several social, economical and cultural factors.

Orientalism

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Orientalism refers to a long tradition of Western representations of the Orient as exotic and 'non-coeval' with the West.
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Literaire fictie in de democratische publieke ruimte

Article
Odile Heynders
20/06/2022
19 minutes to read

De democratie is in verval. Kunnen we literaire fictie gebruiken om het tij te keren? Odile Heynders bespreekt 'Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg' van Rodaan Al Galidi en 'Het uur van de olifant' van Otto de Kat om antwoord te geven. 

 

The Pro-Choice Movement: A brief ideological history of abortion

Article
Iris Olde Hampsink
18/03/2022
17 minutes to read

In this article, the historical background of the contemporary American abortion battle will be discussed, going in-depth on the fight between its two ideologies; pro-choice and pro-life.

Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson: An Author in Hiding

Paper
Bethany Maclachlan
03/05/2021
15 minutes to read

This paper explores the authorial postures of the American writer Shirley Jackson, and how her reluctance to engage in self presentation results in a posture similar to that of the dead author; one that is hidden.

The Era of Audio: The rise of podcasts

Article
Savina Karneva
08/09/2021
17 minutes to read

This paper focuses on the growth of the podcast industry and its development over the years. It tackles the role of social media influencers and celebrities in that growth and the social effects of this new trend. 

The Metamorphosis of Patti Smith

Article
Nina Groeskamp
12/01/2022
12 minutes to read

Is Patti Smith a celebrity or public intellectual? This article analyses her main role through the perspective of these two models. She is a different assemblage, playing different roles on each occasion.