"Friendship in a Time of Adulthoodphobia"

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg


We live in a time of what I would identify as a time of adulthoodphobia. Adulthoodphobia expresses a mode of both resistance to and obedience of neoliberal ideologies, since it idealizes the idea of the liberated but also immature child who opposes adult patriarchal authority, while at the same time doing almost exacly what the neoliberal ideology dictates. In this time friendship between women has become a common theme in contemporary film, tv-series and literature. Taking my starting point in a variety of cultural representations (Girls, Fleabag, Frances Ha, Conversations with friends, How should a person be, Everything I know about Love) my paper examines how contemporary depictions of friendship among women differ from earlier feminist representations and how they are linked to the idea of adulthoodphobia.
Periode3. okt. 2019
BegivenhedstitelLove Etc.
PlaceringOdense, DanmarkVis på kort
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Adulthoodphobia
  • feminism