Fnugruller, cocktailpølser og kriser under overfladen - en analyse af provinsskildringer i Helle Helles romaner Rødby-Puttgarden og Ned til hundene

Ida Hejlskov Larsen, Mads Alexander Hviid Poulsen, Lykke Holm Larsen & Rasmus Markussen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This project in Danish literature explores the significance of Danish author Helle Helle’s two novels Rødby-Puttgarden (2005) and Ned til hundene (2008). Explicitly, the project seeks to examine the relation between the two novels, and the role that life in the rural areas of Denmark has in literature. Firstly, the main purpose is to conduct an analysis that focuses on both stylistic and thematic aspects, hereunder to explore Helle Helle’s minimalistic and realistic writing style, in order to understand its connection to her portraits of life outside Denmark’s urban cities. To support the analysis, this project applies Michel Foucault’s theory of Heterotopia and Marc Augé’s theory of Non-Places as to demonstrate how the notion of Place is central to the characters portrayed in Helle’s two novels. On the basis of this, the suggestion is made that, in the case of Helle Helle’s novels, the characters are inevitably connected to place. Lastly, we will discuss Helle’s position in the tradition of writing about life in rural Denmark. In order to add a broader perspective to the results of our analysis, we will include Erling Jepsen’s novel Frygtelig lykkelig (2004), and discuss the similarities and differences in the two authors’ depiction of life in the outermost regions of Denmark.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato14 dec. 2016
Antal sider77
VejledereFlemming Finn Hansen


  • Helle Helle
  • Udkantsdanmark
  • Dansk Litteratur
  • Provins
  • Ned til Hundene
  • Rødby-Puttgarden
  • Heterotopi
  • Foucault
  • Erling Jepsen
  • Frygtelig Lykkelig