Poul Behrendt

Poul Behrendt

Professor emeritus

Current research

  • From the shadows of what we know. At the threshold of self presentation (Karl Ove Knausgård, (Claus Beck-)Nielsen).
  • Isak Dinesen & The Second World War: The Winter's Tale in 'The Firm of Dinesen & Blixen'.
  • On The Art of writing Posthumous Papers. The Double Contract in The Pseudonymous Firm of Søren Kierkegaard.
  • The original diaries of Thorkild Hansen, 1944-1989.

Primary fields of research

  • Three kinds of autofiction: Autofiction, Double Contract, Autonarration.
  • Authors: Karl Ove Knausgård, (Claus Beck-) Nielsen, Peter Høeg, Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen, Søren Kierkegaard.
  • Narratology: Focalization, Free Indirect Discourse in 1st and 3rd person

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