Humorens problematiske magt: Hvordan bruger Anders Matthesen humor til at repræsentere social ulighed i vores samtid, og på hvilken måde kommer det diskursivt til udtryk i animationsfilmen Ternet Ninja?

Christina Mai Simonsen, Caroline Isabella Kromann de Blanck, Natalie Gertrud Kongsø, Amalie Saaby Nielsen & Fie Katrine Møller Andersen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This study examines how stand-up comedian Anders Matthesen uses humour and satire to
represent social injustice in our time and how this is shown in the animation film Ternet Ninja
discursively. The understanding of humour and satire is based on a patchwork of John
Gilmores, Michael Billigs, John Morrealls, and Marta Dynels theoretical writings on the topics.
Through communicative functions and Norman Faircloughs take on critical discourse analysis,
we want to methodically examine the use of humour and satire in four different hit points in
the film. Throughout the analysis, our focus will be on whether or not the discourses are
reproduced and how Matthesen is contributing to illustrate the power relations between the
characters and their settings. Furthermore, we argue that Matthesen has an identity political
agenda in the film, which he brings forward when portraying a social injustice and the constant
reproduction of discourses in various social constructed arenas. In conclusion Matthesen
satirizes recognizable prejudices and stereotypes in our time with the use of social and cultural
discourses of knowledge to constitute power relations. Therefore, we wish to indicate that
Matthesen does not generate absolute truths or break down already existing values and norms.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2019
Antal sider71
VejledereFadime Turan


  • Humor
  • Ternet Ninja
  • Anders Matthesen
  • Satire
  • Diskurs
  • Social ulighed