• New book out: ‘Youth Cultures in China’

    New book out: ‘Youth Cultures in China’

    What does it mean to be young in a country that is changing so fast? What does it mean to be young in a place ruled by one Party, during a time of intense globalization and exposure to different cultures? This fascinating and informative book explores the lives of Chinese…

  • ‘Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies’ is out

    ‘Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies’ is out

    Actor-Network Theory has been hotly debated within the humanities and social sciences for more than a decade now. It has also had an influence on media studies, but this was scattered across different sites. Markus Spöhrer and Beate Ochnser have now edited a book that brings Actor-Network Theory and media…

  • Maarten Reesink talks about humanized animals on “Jan Rijdt Rond”

    Maarten Reesink talks about humanized animals on “Jan Rijdt Rond”

    On February 17, our colleague Maarten Reesink appeared on “Jan Rijdt Rond” to discuss the anthropomorphization of animals in Disney films. On the occasion of Disney’s latest release Zootopia, Maarten discussed the advantages and disadvantages of humanized animals. Have a look here!

  • Maarten Reesink’s lectures on Animal Studies online

    Maarten Reesink’s lectures on Animal Studies online

    Our colleague Maarten Reesink recently gave a series of lectures on Animal Studies for the Universiteit van Nederland. These lectures can now be viewed online. This week, the Universiteit van Nederland releases five 15-minute lectures, one per day from Monday to Friday. Held in Dutch, the lectures cover a wide…

  • Our Most Recent Publications

    Our Most Recent Publications

    Arps, Arnoud. “Reizende beelden Indische home movies verschuiven van de familiekring naar de openbaarheid.”  Indische Letteren 30.4 (2015): 215-229. ​​ Arps, Arnoud. “Impliciete feiten en expliciete fantasiën? Java en het ideale Indië van Augusta de Wit.”  Indische Letteren 30.2 (2015): 120-133. Arps, Arnoud. “‘Het land van droomen en dichten.’ Augusta de Wits feiten en fantasieën over Indië.”  Een tint van…

  • Reading Group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Oct 9, 3-5pm

    Reading Group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Oct 9, 3-5pm

    The reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies” is meeting for the second time. This time we are reading the introduction and 2 chapters from Karen Collins. Playing with Sound. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013, pp. 1-58. Click here to access the text. We are meeting on October 9, 3-5pm, at Turfdraagsterpad…

  • Staff

    Staff

    Now that the new academic year has started, it is time for us to update the list of staff members and their expertise. Arnoud Arps (Memory, Postcolonialism, Travel, Mobility) Dr. Carolyn Birdsall  (TV History, Radio/Sound Technologies, Material Culture) Dr. Sudeep Dasgupta  (Critical Theory, Media Aesthetics) Dr. Joke Hermes  (Audiences, Feminist…

  • New book “Facing Forward: Art and Theory from a Future Perspective” co-edited by Christoph Lindner

    New book “Facing Forward: Art and Theory from a Future Perspective” co-edited by Christoph Lindner

    New book from The University of Chicago Press, 2015. Contemporary visual culture has been dominated by futuristic utopian and dystopian ideas that reflect a longing for a seamless interface between the virtual and real, as well as a desire for a release from the constraints of space and time. Constructed…

  • After the Break: Television Theory Today

    After the Break: Television Theory Today

    Edited by Marijke de Valk and Jan Teurlings from our TV team, After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press, 2013) addresses the ways in which television is rapidly evolving. How might we respond to television today in light of its past? And do the old theoretical concepts still apply, or must…

  • Toni Pape awarded PhD prize

    Toni Pape awarded PhD prize

    We are happy to announce that our Assistant Professor Toni Pape has received the Prize for the Best Thesis in the Humanities 2013-2014 awarded by the School of Graduate Studies of the Université de Montréal. Toni’s doctoral thesis Figures of Time: Preemptive Narratives in Contemporary Television Series investigates how TV shows…