Humanities - Linguistics/Literature

Désanne van Brederode new Writer in Residence at VU Amsterdam

Linguistics & Literature

As of June 1st 2024 Désanne van Brederode will be appointed Writer in Residence at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She takes over the baton from Nina Polak and made her entrance at the Abraham Kuyper Lecture in the Amsterdam Westerkerk. "As Writer in Residence, I chose the theme of 'playful drive': a capacity situated between our physical-emotional and intellectual-moral drives.

Grey’s Anatomy or Me Before You helps in coping with death

People actively engaging with death, for instance by reading about it, and then watching a film where that subject is central, learn to deal with death better.

’Just because something is complex doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to explain it’

Linguistics & Literature

Over the past months, PhD candidate Roy Hoitink found himself in several theaters. Not to perform in a theatrical production, but to answer science questions from fourth graders. "The curiosity present in young children is something I find really beautiful," he says.