Hukommelse engelskhed og struktur i værker af julian barnes

Inna Helbæk Aurorealis, Karina Kølbæk Olesen, Pia Pedersen, Kia Bangsholt Hansen, Rachel Overgaard Mulnæs & Trine Andersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project is primarily based on two of Julian Barnes’ novels, The Sense of an Ending (2011) and Arthur & George (2005), plus an excerpt of Julian Barnes’ book England, England (1998). We will be working with the books trough the three themes memory, Englishness and structure. We will discuss whether memory according to the novels can be trusted or not. We will also look upon how Englishness is portrayed in Arthur & George and The Sense of an Ending. We will look into how the structure helps to enforce the plots or messages of the novels. We will examine the novels by using theoretic terms from the film and literature critic Seymour Chatman. Primarily be will be working from a ‘new criticism’ point of view, combined with a hermeneutic method. We can from our analysis conclude that memories are subjective and unreliable. Furthermore we find the books to be a critique of the Englishness, stressing that Englishness can be found to be inhibitory for the individual. In our final discussion we take in count Julian Barnes possible reasons for writing about the chosen themes.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato13 jan. 2014
VejledereEbbe Klitgård


  • hukommelse
  • Julian Barnes
  • engelskhed
  • chatman