De nye bekendelser

Anita Brondt Pedersen, Silas Nielsen Mercier, Ida Hvidberg Løkke & Kamilla Ane Petersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Today you can buy a book, where the front cover tells you, whether it’s fiction, but once you start reading you’ll realize that the narrator and the author is the same person. This way of writing is called autofiction and it’s a trend, which has been adopted by several Nordic authors the last decade. Of this trend grew a multiply market of theories, which tried to analyse this “new” literary movement. A large number of theories were published, and among these Dobbeltkontrakten by Poul Behrendt, Fiktionsfri fiktion by Hans Hauge og Performativ Biografisme by Jon Helt Haarder. Noteworthy for all these are their focus on the male author. In extension of these observations we set the following thesis statement: “Is there an underlying conception about the author as masculine in Hans Hauge’s Fiktionsfri fiktion and Jon Helt Haarder’s Performativ Biografisme, and how does this manifests itself?” Due to the purpose of the project, which is to question the named theories, we selected the collective work Frit Flet (2014) by Naja Marie Aidt, Line Knutzon og Mette Moestrup. Through our work and by including concepts of Virginia Woolf’s A Room on One’s Own, Linda Nochlin’s “Why have there been no great women artist?” and Marsha Meskimmon’s The Art of Reflection we concluded that Fiktionsfri fiktion and Performativ Biografisme consists of an underlying assumption about the author as a masculine figure. This revealed itself through the theories’ focus on individuality, sensation and their ignorance towards the link between their concepts and the confessional literature.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato22 jun. 2015
VejledereHans Ulrik Rosengaard


  • Jon Helt Haarder
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Autofiktion
  • Judith Butler
  • Performativ Biografisme
  • Line Knutzon
  • Linda Nochlin
  • Maskulinitet
  • Louise Zeuthen
  • Naja Marie Aidt
  • Bekendelseslitteratur
  • Dansk litteraturhistorie
  • Fiktionsfri Fiktion
  • Nina Lykke
  • Feminisme
  • Hans Hauge
  • Mette Moestrup
  • Frit Flet
  • Masha Meskimmon