The Radboud Honours Academy presents ‘Mapping the Quirky’

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As  part  of  what  might  be  called  a  post-ironic  turn  in  culture,  James  MacDowell  has  noted  the emergence of the so-called quirky cinema, a particular trend in Indiewood cinema encompassing a range of filmmakers such as Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom), Spike Jonze (Her, Being John Malkovich), and Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). MacDowell  describes  quirky  as  a  recent  trend  in  Indie  cinema  characterized  by  the  attempt  to restore, to the cynical reality of adults, a childlike naivety. The Radboud Honours Academy presents  ‘Mapping  the  Quirky’:  a  symposium  that  seeks  to  draw  a  cognitive  map  of  a  new  sensibility  in Indiewood  cinema  called  ‘the  quirky’  and  the  broader  cultural  movement  from  which  it  has emerged, called metamodernism. This event is the outcome of a two year research project by Jeroen Boom as part of the Radboud Honours Programme.

– Dr. James MacDowell (Film & Television Studies, University of Warwick)
– Dr. Timotheus Vermeulen (Media, Culture and Society, University of Oslo)
– Dr. Donna Peberdy (Film and Television Studies, Southampton Solent University)
– Jeroen Boom (Honours Academy/Radboud University)

Free Admission, but please get your tickets via the website or at the door (the box office of LUX), there are also tickets available via The Radboud Honours Academy”.

For more information on the programme, please visit

*This symposiumwill be in English.

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