Passage - Tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik 2021-02-10T14:48:13+01:00 Mads Anders Baggesgaard Open Journal Systems tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik Redaktionelt forord 2021-02-09T09:11:44+01:00 Redaktionen Redaktionen 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 Produktionens skyggespil 2021-02-09T09:18:14+01:00 Simon Rosenstand <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The production novel is widely considered to be the most exemplary socialist-realist genre regarding ideological and narrative conformity. The scholarly reception of the genre has hitherto paid little attention to its many incongruent stylistic features, including its striking Gothic motifs. I argue that they carry both literary and political imports, which are yet to be explored in depth. In this article, I pursue the Gothic motifs in the genre’s first and most exemplary incarnation, Feodor Gladkov’s <em>Cement</em> from 1925.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 Lediggangens spøgelse 2021-02-09T09:23:40+01:00 Mathies Aarhus <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The article traces the emotional history of unemployment through various analyses of British and American fiction: Walter Greenwood’s <em>Love on the Dole</em> (1933), John Steinbeck’s <em>The Grapes of Wrath</em> (1939), Allan Sillitoe’s <em>Saturday Night and Sunday Morning</em> (1958) and James Kelman’s <em>How Late It Was, How Late</em> (1994). The article develops a concept of a specific literary form (the unemployment novel) and a parallel set of emotional norms (the genre of unemployment), which it defines as the constellation of feelings connected to unemployment.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 Bygder og barakker 2021-02-09T09:29:23+01:00 Emilie Dybdal Anders Grønlund <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This article examines how work plays a major role in Danish literature about Greenland – often with the workplace as a zone of conflict. At first, a short history of Danish litera- ture about Greenland is presented followed by an analysis of Jørgen Liljensøe’s novel <em>Barakkerne</em> (1977). Lastly, we will discuss the latest Danish literature about Greenland by Kim Leine and Iben Mondrup. Our approach will primarily be informed by theories on space and place but also involve postcolonialism.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 Arbejdets æstetik og politik i Stig Sjödins lyrik 2021-02-09T09:35:02+01:00 Magnus Nilsson <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This article analyses one of the most prominent motifs in Swedish working-class writer Stig Sjödin’s (1917-1993) poetry, namely that of work. The main argument is that Sjödin’s attitudes toward work were conditioned both by his Marxist world-view and by the different audiences for which he was writing. The poetry that he published in the labor-movement press aimed at creating class consciousness among workers and presented work both as something marked by oppression and injustice and as a source of pride. In his poetry collections, he presented industrial labor to an audience of non-workers with the aim of making them aware of the plight of the working class. Here, work was presented in a more univocally negative way than in the poetry printed in the labor-movement press.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 ‘Jeg ser en lighed mellem mig og kartofler’ 2021-02-09T09:40:15+01:00 Elisabeth Friis <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This article discusses the motif of reproductive work as it pops up in Scandinavian poetry in the 1960s and 70s. Shopping for groceries, the peeling and cooking of potatoes and the like are activities that the works of for instance Inger Christensen, Kirsten Thorup, Vita Andersen and Sonja Åkesson mark with a conspicuous poetic intensity that revaluates domestic/reproductive work as work proper.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 Da fabrikkerne lukkede 2021-02-09T09:46:48+01:00 Mikkel Jensen <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This article presents readings of three American films that engage with American histories of deindustrialization: <em>Gung Ho</em>, <em>Roger &amp; Me</em> and <em>8 Mile</em>. Since the publication of Barry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison’s <em>The Deindustrialization of America in 1982</em>, much research has explored important economic and social-historical aspects concerning the waning number of industrial jobs in the U.S. and the impact of factory closings on many cities in the so-called Rust Belt. This paper explores a cultural side of that story, especially taking its cue from Sherry Lee Linkon’s <em>The Half-Life of Deindustrialization</em> (2018). The paper explores how <em>Gung Ho</em>’s comedic depiction of deindustrialization all but elides important class tensions, how <em>Roger &amp; Me</em>, among other things, intervenes in discussions regarding priorities in leftist discourse in the U.S. and how <em>8 Mile</em> explores a tension between industrial and creative work in the 1990s in Detroit. It closes by pointing to the relevance of further research into the cultural aspects of deindustrialization.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 Mellem blod, lort, kollegaer og ledelse 2021-02-09T09:55:46+01:00 Troels Obbekær <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This article investigates the ambivalence embedded in the literary motif of the precarious autobiographical narrator’s distanced and solidary gaze on the precarious ‘others’ and their bodies. In analyzing <em>Tragedie plus tid gange ni</em> (2017) and <em>Yarden</em> (2009), the article argues that through ‘precarious narration’ – an unreliable first-person narrator’s inability to understand the other characters and their distress – the novels lead to an understanding of the cultural divisions and work-related experiences of the precariat.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 EU og arbejdspladsromanen 2021-02-09T10:00:51+01:00 Jonas Ross Kjærgård <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The article presents a comparative analysis of two contemporary EU novels, Robert Menasse’s <em>Die Hauptstadt</em> (2017) and Michel Houellebecq’s <em>Sérotonine</em> (2019). Based on the observation that both novels investigate the bureaucracy of the EU and the changing framework conditions of European farmers, this article argues that Menasse and Houellebecq present a peculiar EU power distribution that can be summed up in the formula sovereignty without a sovereign. In investigating the dynamics of this distribution, the novels are shown to combine elements from various novelistic genres, including the proletarian novel, the picaresque and the multiperspectival novel.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 ‘Alt var blod og intet var lykke’ 2021-02-09T10:06:15+01:00 Iben Engelhardt Andersen <div class="page" title="Page 3"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This essay examines the connections of motherhood and work in Olga Ravn’s novel <em>Mit arbejde</em> (2020). The novel takes up a feminist-marxist tradition for considering reproduction and maintenance as work that creates value for capitalism, but which remains unacknowledged by the general economy. It combines genres of horror and kitchen sink realism in order to describe the pain of giving birth and the toil of motherhood. While the narrator/protagonist is unable to free herself from the everyday responsibilities of reproductive work, she does find moments of complex happiness in the both vital and repetitive care work. Structured upon the temporality of motherhood the novel points to how the work of reproduction might make other futures possible.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 At fotografere arbejde 2021-02-09T10:10:05+01:00 Kirsten Folke Harrits <p>Kirsten Folke Harrits on the photographs published in this issue.&nbsp;</p> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 En ny, ny kritik – af og i litteraturen 2021-02-09T10:16:33+01:00 Johanne Gormsen Schmidt <p>Anmeldelse af:&nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Louise Mønster, Jens Lohfert Jørgensen og Michael Kallesøe Schmidt (red.): <em>En ny kritik</em>, Spring 2019, 209 sider.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 og&og 2021-02-09T10:20:24+01:00 Johannes Fibiger <p>Anmeldelse af:&nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Jens Lohfert Jørgensen og Martin Rohr Gregersen (red.): <em>Litteratur og ... Litteraturvidenskabens tværfaglige engagement</em>, Aalborg Universitetsforlag 2019, 262 sider. Gratis download som e-bog.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 Litteraturen eller eksistensen? 2021-02-09T10:24:12+01:00 Morten Kyndrup <p>Anmeldelse af:&nbsp;</p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Johnny Kondrup: <em>Bjergtaget. Illusion og forførelse fra Søren Kierkegaard til Karen Blixen</em>. Forlaget Wunderbuch 2009, 303 sider.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2020-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0