Category Archives: Television

Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (II)

As the second thematic section of my work-in-progress post-election film studies syllabus, I have selected a few films that engage with the ongoing commercialization of media. Already a huge problem for the democratic process in all capitalist countries, the growing involvement of capital in … Continue reading

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TV Talk

It was my great pleasure to appear as a guest on the new episode of Dutch podcast Onder Mediadoctoren (‘Amongst Media Doctors’), where the topic was binge-watching. This monthly program brings together Dutch media scholars reflecting on contemporary topics that range from reality … Continue reading

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“Game of Thrones” roundup

As the fourth season of HBO’s insanely popular fantasy series approaches, the number of articles devoted to the franchise is unsurprisingly in the process of exploding. A few highlights: Over at Film Freak Central, Jefferson Robbins dissects the blu-ray release … Continue reading

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Transmedia narrative and zombies

While the Capitalist Superheroes book launch has basically overshadowed everything else in recent weeks, life quite obviously does still go on, and so does research. Having undertaken the effort to rebrand myself as “the zombie guy” in an almost certainly pointless attempt … Continue reading

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100th Blog Post: Žižek and The Wire

As WordPress helpfully informs me, this newest entry also happens to be my 100th blog post. And what more appropriate way to take note of this than to combine a link to Slavoj Žižek’s recent lecture on “The Wire or the … Continue reading

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TV season update: spring 2012

With the completion of my book on neoliberalism and superhero movies overshadowing all other writing activities at present, the only thing I take time for besides rethinking and revising my chapters is occasional breaks for unmissable TV shows. And even … Continue reading

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TV appearance: the Dutch race issue

Another week, another media appearance by Dr. Dan: in yesterday’s broadcast of Dutch TV program ZOZ, hosted by Anil Ramdas, I was invited to chime in on the topic of racial insensitivity in the Netherlands. Having been more vocal than … Continue reading

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