Naja Marie Aidt's collection of short stories, Bavian, from 2006 secured her the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, and thus cemented her status as both poet and prose writer. The collection can generally be read as a kind of social criticism that is aimed at both the individual and the structure of contemporary society. Through a thematic analysis of the five selected short stories, Afbrydelse, Bulbjerg, Myggestik, Bryllupsrejse and Slik, we seek to illustrate how this criticism is expressed in a number of general themes. These themes are then discussed in relation to selected aspects of Michel Foucault's analytic The History of Sexuality from 1976 and Giorgio Agamben’s critical work Homo Sacer from 1998. Through this discussion we will show how the theoretical works relate to legal, psychological and exclusionary structures in modern Western society and what significance this may contribute to the understanding of Aidt’s social criticism. We will try to elucidate how this criticism can be viewed as ideological, dissident and targeted at the individual in modern Danish society.
|Uddannelser||Dansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||4 jun. 2010|
- Naja Marie Aidt