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After a six-year run, Digressions: Amsterdam Journal of Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, and Creative Writing is closing down. You can find all content on the open-access platform Zenodo. Thank you to all the editors and authors for your contributions!  … Continue Reading

Comics Narratology

The Narrator in Comics Narratology

Conference: Amsterdam Comics Conference: Drawing Yourself In and Out of It Paper: “The Narrator in Comics Narratogy” Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018 There exists a tradition of sustained critical engagement with narratology in the field of comics studies, most profoundly… Continue Reading

On the Flick


The On the Flick film club watches and discusses movies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. All are welcome! Drinks and snacks are provided for.   19 June 2018: The Truman Show 16 May 2018: El espĂ­ritu de la colmena 7 March… Continue Reading

The Matrix

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On Monday, 9 October 2017, from 3.30 p.m. till 5.15 p.m., in room HG-13A33, dr. Roel van den Oever will chair a discussion on the various critical theoretical traditions referred to in the film The Matrix (The Wachowskis, 1999). All… Continue Reading

Teaching Award


On Tuesday, 10 January 2017, I received the Faculty Teaching Award 2016-2017 from the Faculty of Humanities at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, for “most enthusiastic, inspiring, and committed teacher of the year.” Many thanks to all the students who nominated me… Continue Reading