I provinsen spiser de ål på dåse! - Sted og identitet i litteraturen

Maja Schaufuss, Nana Lund, Samira Ghaus & Emilie Beglaubter

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Our project, I provinsen spiser de ål på dåse – sted og identitet i litteraturen, is an examination of how places have an influence on identity in the novel Rødby-Puttgarden written by Helle Helle. To do this we choose three different theories that we found could explain the interaction between place and identity. We used the term heterotopia from Michel Foucault, the terms non-places and places from Marc Augé and the terms performances and role-play from Erving Goffman. Our analysis has a focus on how the different places in the novel influence the main character, Jane, through the different places she visits and in addition her relations and interactions in these places. We wanted to understand the identity and performances of Jane and how the heterotopia Rødby as well as the ferry as a non-place could have an impact on her. In the project we discuss how her identity is influenced by the places that surround her. In the end we conclude that Jane is pinned down in the social inheritance because Rødby has closedness as a result of it being a heterotopia. In addition we conclude that the ferry is both a place and a non-place to Jane because it is her work-place as well as a means of transportation. All of this we found to have an enormous impact on Janes performances. We deduce that all of her experiences with the different places have an affect on her, which is why we can say that she gains self-awareness in the end of the novel unlike her relations in Rødby and thereby is different.

UddannelserDansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato30 maj 2013


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