“Jeg fatter ikke, hvad jeg laver i denne lorteby”

På boligjagt med samtidens københavnerlitteratur


  • Christian Steentofte Andersen


Literary Urban Studies, Copenhagen, Housing Precarity, Cruel Optimism, Forms of Capital, Passage, Litteratursociologi


This article sets out to investigate how contemporary Danish fiction has responded to Copenhagen’s proliferating housing crises. Inspired by the notion within the burgeoning field of ‘literary urban studies’ that literature has a unique micro-sociological perspective to offer on the current urban condition, the article presents analyses of novels by Laura Ringo, Jonas Suchanek and Thomas Korsgaard. On that basis it argues that the novels through their depiction of urban precarisation spurred by the neoliberal housing market can be construed as counternarratives to the ruling discourses about the city’s recent regeneration.  





Steentofte Andersen, C. (2023). “Jeg fatter ikke, hvad jeg laver i denne lorteby”: På boligjagt med samtidens københavnerlitteratur. Passage - Tidsskrift for Litteratur Og Kritik, 38(89), 29–41. Hentet fra https://tidsskrift.dk/passage/article/view/137907