Patrick Alexander Raaby Sloan, Gustav Valdemar Strange, Sofie Freund-Jensen, Emilie Meistrup Canvin, Ida Selvejer Faaborg & Mikkel Kruse

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The following paper is a project on the autofictional book Færdig med Eddy Bellegueule by Édouard Louis (2015). The main focus is to ascertain how the novel is an expression of the author’s effort to connect social life and literature, and what part autofiction as a genre plays in this process. A textual analysis will describe the narrator’s position, and the aesthetic grip of the novel. Furthermore, we will analyze the central themes in Louis’ novel with theories by sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, gender theorist Judith Butler and postcolonial theorist Gayatri Spivak. This includes symbolic violence, gender roles, language and suppression. With use of classic literary theory and the more recent and specific theory on autofiction, the paper concludes, that Færdig med Eddy Bellegueule is based on non-fictional events, but presents these events through a fictionalization that raise the story into a literary work of art. The genre autofiction encircles a current tendency to blend non-fictional events and characters into literature, and Færdig med Eddy Bellegueule writes itself perfectly into this twilight zone between fact and fiction.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2015
VejledereCharlotte Engberg


  • Litteratur
  • Gayatri Spivak
  • Autofiktion
  • Judith Butler
  • Pierre Bourdieu
  • Færdig med Eddy Bellegueule
  • Roman
  • Selvbiografi
  • Édouard Louis
  • Performativ biografisme