Frydefulde mord

Danielle Shir Pihl, Amanda Grøntved-Grube, Nadia Maja Bech, Sidsel Ovesen, Magnus Grønbæk Henriksen & Laura Benedicte Petersen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This project strives to point out the similarities and differences in the presentations of murder in the press in respectively the 19th century’s England and Denmark. To achieve this the project will compare the Danish and English media’s presentation of murder in the 19th century. The british research shows how entertainment becomes a part of the way of presenting murders in England in this century and the project will look into whether this also is the case in Denmark. The project firstly analysis six representations of murder in Danish media and thereafter compares the results of these with those of Judith Flanders’ research of the same in England in the book The invention of murder. To analyze and compare the Danish presentations of murder with the English, the project makes use of source criticism, linguistic analysis and comparative method. These methods make it possible to point out similarities and differences in the presentation of murder in Denmark and England in the 19th century. The project concludes that there is a correlation between these two presentations. It also concludes that the presentations of murder in Denmark always has had a level of entertainment. However, this is not the case in terms of the all kinds of Danish media. The established Danish media only comes to present murdercases with a focus on entertaining in the late 19th century.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2018
Antal sider75
VejledereClaus Bundgård Christensen


  • Mord
  • 1800-tallet
  • England
  • Danmark
  • Komparativ Analyse
  • Historie
  • Kildekritik
  • Sproglig analyse