Rethinking Cultural Criticism

New Voices in the Digital Age

  • Nete Nørgaard Kristensen
  • Unni From
  • Helle Kannik Haastrup

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Unni From, Helle Kannik Haastrup
    Pages 1-15
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


This edited volume examines cultural criticism in the digital age. It provides new insights into how critical authority and expertise in a cultural context are being reconfigured in digital media and by means of digital media, as the boundaries of cultural criticism and who may perform as a cultural critic are redefined or even dissolved. The book applies cross-media and cross-disciplinary perspectives to advance cultural criticism as a wide-ranging and multi-facetted object of study in the 21st century. Presenting a broad collection of case studies, including global cases such as the Golden Globe, the Intellectual Dark Web, YouTube, Rotten Tomatoes and Artsy and particular national contexts such as Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark and the Netherlands, the book showcases the many theoretical and methodological approaches that may serve as useful frameworks for studying new critical voices in the digital age. It will be of interest to media, communication and journalism scholars as well as scholars from a range of aesthetic disciplines.

Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, PhD, is Professor of Media Studies at Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, where she serves as Head of Section of Media Studies. She specializes in research about media and popular culture, cultural journalism and cultural criticism across platforms and political communication.

Unni From, PhD, is Associate Professor of Media and Journalism at School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, where she serves as researcher and Deputy Head of the School. She specializes in research about cultural and lifestyle journalism and cultural criticism across media, and applies both quantitative and qualitative methods. 

Helle Kannik Haastrup, PhD, is Associate Professor at Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen. She specializes in research about film and television aesthetics and popular digital media culture, celebrity culture, intertextual storytelling and cross-media analysis.


Social Media Digital Economy Media Studies Digital Identities Cultural Formation

Editors and affiliations

  • Nete Nørgaard Kristensen
    • 1
  • Unni From
    • 2
  • Helle Kannik Haastrup
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  3. 3.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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