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4 May 2020

A FAMILY OF VETERANS: THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN HARE FAMILY

Few Dutch can say that their father, grandfather or great-grandfather fought in one of the two great world wars on the European continent. But ask the average Canadian and he…
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28 February 2020

“EUROPE NEEDS TO BECOME EXOTIC AGAIN”

In Britain, an interest in European culture and connections hardly exists anymore. This was once different. According to Newton, gothic stories (romantic horror stories) reflect this ambivalent view of Europe…
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11 January 2017

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT

Thailand was the first country I travelled on my own. I wasn’t the first to go there, definitely not the last, and yes, I too had the soundtrack of The Beach on…
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9 January 2017

BREAKING THE MOULD

Though Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller carries generic elements of a Western, this essay argues that the film subverts the traditional Western by telling a story of the American Old West…
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4 January 2017

IT’S A BOY-GIRL THING

That female sovereignty is still a bit of a thing, is proven every day in the media. Though broadly established in many countries, a woman’s prerogative to make her own…
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15 December 2016

TRUMP AND OTHER MYTHICAL CREATURES

The recent commotion over the American elections, and the president-elect in particular, got me thinking about the Bachelor thesis I handed in this summer. I wrote my thesis about the…

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