Satiretegningen, som redskab for kontroversielle ytringer

von Brockdorff, Frederik Schack, Klara Rytter Nissen, Signe Kaalund Jensen, Camilla Lehmann Kloster, David Frøtorp Øhrstrøm, Amanda Vinther Reimer, Emilie Ozoua Grum-Schwensen & Natasha Vang Varney

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project revolves around satire. More specifically, it examines how satirical cartoons provide various ways to express controversial attitudes. To clarify this issue, we have created a problem statement that reads: “How are satirical cartoons used to express controversial attitudes?” The project includes four satirical cartoons which each represent different time periods. Firstly, one which was created during World War Two, the second, which was created at the cessation of World War Two, the third is the Muhammad cartoon from 2005 and the fourth is a satirical cartoon illustrating Lars Løkke Rasmussen, published by The Guardian in 2016. In order to analyze and discuss the issue we have found it relevant to include three different theorists: To examine the semiotics in the satirical cartoons we have found it relevant to include Roland Barthes theory “Elements of Semiology”. Additionally, Erwin Panofsky’s theory concerning iconology is included to construct the most comprehensive analysis of the satirical cartoons. Our third theorist, whom we will make use of to analyze the above mentioned satirical cartoons, is the philosopher John Morreall, whose theory revolves around the humorous element that a satirical cartoon often includes. Finally, there follows a discussion in which we compare the satirical cartoons and also compare the impact that the different theoretical approaches have had on our understanding of the controversial utterances in the satirical cartoons.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2016
VejledereEsther Oluffa Pedersen


  • Satire, humor,