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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.
Dr. Inge van de Ven

Inge van de Ven on big books in times of 'Big Data'

Video
The Editors
04/05/2020

In her book, Big Books in Times of Big Data, Dr. Inge van de Ven from Tilburg University explores the ways in which "the digital" has influenced, and will continue to influence, the novel as a genre.

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Why Voices from Chernobyl is a must-read you will never forget (Svetlana Alexievich)

Review
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/04/2020
14 minutes to read

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is one of the most tragic events in European history. Nobel prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich covers the event in her book Voices from Chernobyl giving voice to multiple victims' perspectives through interviews.

Rita Kothari

Diggit profile: Rita Kothari

Interview
Jan Blommaert
09/01/2020

Rita Kothari is one of India's most prominent translators and female public intellectuals. In this Diggit profile, she talks about her work and how it speaks to the complexities of contemporary India. 

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Persepolis: an autobiographical graphic novel

Article
Susanne Vermeeren
22/11/2019
12 minutes to read

What are the advantages of writing your autobiography as a graphic novel, rather than a novel? This paper analyzes Satrapi's Persepolis as an autobiographical graphic novel.

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What do Knausgård and social media bloggers have in common?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
31/01/2020
18 minutes to read

What do Knausgård and Instagram travel bloggers have in common? How do social media and contemporary literature inspire and influence each other? The answer lies in this article, where Knausgård is compared to young 'Western' travel bloggers.

Why authors should be grateful for social media

Column
Lola Vos
30/04/2019
9 minutes to read

This article discusess the ways in which authors can benefit from social media. What are the different strategies authors can introduce on social media?