From Ivory Tower to Twitter: Rethinking the cultural critic in contemporary media culture (FITT)

Research questions

FITT investigates the main research questions: How have the authority and legitimacy of cultural critics changed in the media, since the mid-2000s, and how do these changes affect the cultural public debate? More specifically, FITT asks:

  • Research Question 1) Who is performing the role of cultural critics in contemporary Danish media culture, and what characterizes their authority?
  • Research Question 2) How do they perform their roles as cultural critics, and what kind of cultural critique do they produce?
  • Research Question 3) Does the heterogeneity of contemporary cultural critics and criticism imply an increasing democratization/de-democratization of the cultural public sphere?