The Handmaid's Tale

Tanja Luise Holm Andresen, Feline Lillielind Rentse, Emil Fosgaard Lund, Pia Elisabeth Anning Nielsen, Emilie Charlotte Walsøe Lund & Mathias Rom Rasmussen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This project examines the television series “The Handmaid’s Tale” created by Bruce Miller, based on the book of the same name from 1985 written by Margaret Atwood. It wishes to examine what kind of affect is created when an audience is presented to the series. In relation to this, the project makes use of a focus group interview to get access to what is being said about the series. Furthermore, theory from Kim Schrøder will be used in order to take a closer look on the reception that is taking place in the focus group, and additional theory from especially Sara Ahmed will be used to analyze the statements from the focus group. The project concludes that the reception taking place is influenced by the feelings the participants of the focus group interview are experiencing, especially fear. Furthermore it concludes that a fictional series instigates a debate in the society, because of the extent to which the participants identify with the series.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato2 jan. 2018
Antal sider51
VejledereTobias Raun


  • The Hanmaid's Tale
  • Sara Ahmed
  • Kim Schrøder
  • Affektteori
  • Receptionsanalyse
  • Frygt
  • Dystopi
  • Fokusgruppe
  • Bente Halkier
  • Heteronormativitet
  • #MeToo
  • Kønsroller
  • Feminisme