• Theory snippet: Translation

    Apr 8, 2021 by

    Why is it so hard to say what you mean? Why won’t others understand you, and vice versa? George Steiner suggests that by looking at communcation as an act of Translation, we can see more closely what happens. And what might go wrong.

  • Accessible Cultural Theory: I think it’s essential

    Apr 6, 2021 by

    Cultural theory, Critical Theory, Literary theory. All very complicated and interesting: many smart and famous sounding people devoted their life to developing and studying it, and how it can help us understand society, art, everything. But who helps you to understand the theory? What’s Annew!

  • Goodreadings: The Warehouse

    Mar 24, 2021 by

    The Warehouse by Rob Hart; written in 2019, and much more recognizable in 2021 than I ever hoped. Large companies deliver everything we might wish for to our doorstep as we hardly leave the house anymore: let’s hope the rest of Hart’s dystopian novel doesn’t come true, too.

  • Death of the Author Roland Barthes

    Theory Snippet: Death of the Author

    Mar 18, 2021 by

    Death of the Author, what does that mean? In this first Theory Snippet I attempt to explain what Roland Barthes’ essay ‘The Death of the Author’ intended, and how it is relevant when trying to separate Art from the Artist.

  • Poor Edgy Winx – This show won’t leave me alone

    Mar 5, 2021 by

    It has been another week, and the Edgy Winx of Fate: The Winx Saga have not yet left my mind. So let’s dive in again, as I discuss some of the changes that were made to fit the Winx Club characters into a contemporary show for Young Adults.

  • I love notebooks.

    Mar 3, 2021 by

    I talk an awful lot about books on this blog, but let’s discuss the tomes you’re supposed to fill yourself. Notebooks! I love collecting them, but I’m often scared to start writing since my handwriting isn’t the neatest. But is that enough reason to keep those pages empty?

  • On Rereading Books

    Feb 15, 2021 by

    Some people make it a tradition to reread certain books regularly, while others get rid of books as soon as they’ve finished them. Is rereading just a waste of time, or is there something that can be won by coming back to your favourite books throughout your life? Let’s see what a specialist on the subject has to say! (What- no, it’s not me! I discuss what the specialist says…)

  • Goodreadings: His Majesty’s Dragon

    Feb 8, 2021 by

    Today I discuss a long time favorite of mine: the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik. An awesome Historical Fantasy series which adds the military use of dragons to the Napoleonic War. What could go wrong with that?

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