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All you need to know about… the hidden messages in Tintin *

Are you curious about the deeper layers in the Tintin comic albums? Sociologist and theologian Kees de Groot will tell you all about them. Illustrating his point using numerous examples from the comic strip, he will show that you always need to read twice to understand comic strips! (language: English)

Program information
Date Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time 16:30-17:30
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Admission Free entrance
Speaker Dr. Kees de Groot
Contact Has Klerx (Academic Forum).
Organization Academic Forum
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Academic Forum Certificate

The deeper layers in the Tintin comic albums

Are you curious about the deeper layers in the Tintin comic albums? Sociologist and theologian Kees de Groot will tell you all about them. Illustrating his point using numerous examples from the comic strip, he will show that you always need to read twice to understand comic strips!

It turns out that the adventures of Tintin are deeply interwoven with Catholic social values. With its origins in the reactionary movement in Belgian Catholicism, it shares with it themes like anti-communism, anti-capitalism, anti-Semitism, and the fear of ‘secret societies’. Although it still advocated Catholic values in the public domain, it became more implicit during World War II in its fictional adventures. If you consider the comic albums at the time they were published, you will also see how the values promoted changed over time. Would this mean then that, given his roots, Tintin would now feel quite at home with the current revival of conservative Catholicism: PiS in Poland, Steve Bannon & Cardinal Burke, and the activists of civitas christiana?

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When: 25 October 2018 16:30

End date: 25 October 2018 17:30