Lecture for Breda University: lessons in love from popular culture

The Studium Generale programme of Breda University of Applied Sciences invited me to give a lecture about the influence of popular cultures on our identities. I focused on love, and discussed a variety of films and shows like Sex & the City, Bridget Jones Diary and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I argued to move beyond discussions of representation and explained how media also teaches us how to deal with our love sickness and how we use media to quench our love sickness.