Dystopisk skønlitteratur i det 20. Århundrede

Amanda Kongsgaard Nielsen, Josephine Ferdinand Kristoffersen, Kasper Waale, Marcus Kirkeby Stoltze, Sara Amalie Worm Andersson, Sofie Emilie Nepper-Christensen & Thomas Wentrup

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project analyzes the emergence of dystopian fiction in the first half of the twentieth century by analyzing the two novels Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) by George Orwell. This project’s statement of intent is to analyze which societal tendencies led to the creation of dystopian fiction, and why this genre evolved specifically as a genre in the European community. Through literary text analysis the project will outline some of the important characteristics in the novels. The characteristics will be analyzed using a hermeneutic method that will analyze the novels in a historic context. The project gives an introduction to important tendencies in this time period and these include totalitarian ideologies, technological development, scientific management and Fordism, consumerism, behaviorism and eugenics. This projects shows that the emergence of totalitarian ideologies in the first half of the twentieth century and the development in technology, science and industrialization has played important roles in the creation of dystopian fiction, and that these novels gives a futuristic perspective to these contemporary developments, and the issues that comes with them.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato22 jan. 2013
VejledereFlemming Finn Hansen


  • brave new world
  • taylor
  • britain
  • totalitarian ideologies
  • fiction
  • nineteen eighty-four
  • ford
  • eugenics
  • 20th century
  • behaviorism
  • fordism
  • science fiction
  • huxley
  • scientific management
  • Dystopia
  • nazism
  • capitalism
  • Utopia
  • communism
  • europe