For the “Jewish Fantasy Worldwide anthology” (forthcoming), edited by Valerie Estelle Frankel, I analysed Jewish elements in 21st century Alfredian fanfiction. One of my case studies is “Palomita” (2022) by murasaki97. With permission of the author, I republish it here.
This personal archive of Musings (aka my weblog) functions as a database for interesting fanfiction I came across, as well as for my own work on (among other things) autism, bisexuality, cyborgs, fan studies, King Alfred of Wessex, mermaids, music & (ludo)musicology, martial arts, (neuro)psychology, video games, and random nerdiness. I hope that you’ll enjoy browsing through my Musings (Blog).
For the “Jewish Fantasy Worldwide anthology” (forthcoming), edited by Valerie Estelle Frankel, I analysed Jewish elements in 21st century Alfredian fanfiction. One of my case studies is the short story “Petite Histoire” (2022) by LeaZen. With permission of the author, I republish it here.
I revisited The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2002) after two decades for a thorough review in the Dutch Tolkien publication Lembas.
Fight like a girl! – a seminar to lead the way On the 24th of April, our internationally oriented 2022 Seminar for Women in Kendo & Iaido was held, organised by Sherita Lalji (Shin Nakada).
Sam Gardner, the protagonist of the Netflix series Atypical, has an obsession with penguins and Antarctica. He tells us early on that penguins have a pattern of behaviour that is not true when it comes to humans: they mate for life. Throughout the series, Sam will explore (like the great explorer and researcher that he is) different ways of connecting with women. In this article we will delve into this issue and analyse how the series addresses love in general and polyamory in particular.
Various autistic people have found ways around singling out as a minority to actively engage in global politics. In this blog post, I will discuss three autistic influencers: Greta Thunberg, Daryl Hannah and Temple Grandin. The term ‘auti-influencers’ will be used to refer to a global movement of people with autism who actively participate in discussions on global topics.
During my Master’s degree in musicology at Utrecht University, I took the course “A History of Modern Listening”. This blog post is based on an essay I wrote for that course, and published in response to a Tweet by Elise Cordaro.