Conference and Sessions Programme

Hans Christian Andersen and Community takes place at SDU, 5 - 7 December 2017. On this page you can get familiar with the conference programme and the sessions programme. Please note that changes may appear - so stay updated.

Conference programme

4 December

Presenters and keynotes are welcomed at the city hall by mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel at 7 p.m. (19.00).

At 7.30 p.m. (19.30) Museum Director at Odense City Museums, Torben Grøngaard Jeppesen and Henrik Lübker: Presentation of the House of Fairytales.

5 December
8.30 - 9.30 Arrivals from the city center, registration and coffee
9.30 - 10.00 Opening words by Vice Chancellor Henrik Dam and Head of the Hans Christian Andersen Center, Johs. Nørregaard Frandsen
10.00 - 11.00 Keynote: Julie K. Allen, USA: ”How Hans Christian Andersen Conquered the World: The Global Circulation and Adaptation of Fairy Tales”
11.00 - 11.20 Break
11.20 - 13.35 Sessions
13.35 - 15.00 Lunch in the SDU restaurant
15.00 - 16.00 Keynote: Professor Klaus Müller Wille, Switzerland: ”Runious communities. Hans Christian Andersen and the political imaginary of the 19th century”
16.00 - 16.10 Break
16.10 - 18.20
18.20 - 18.35 Break
18.35 - 19.35 Keynote: Professor Luo Xianmin, China:”Translations of Hans Christian Andersen and his Intertextual World in China”
19.35 - 21.00 Dinner
21.00 Departure to the city center
6 December
9.00 - 9.30 Arrivals from the city center and coffee
9.30 - 10.30 Keynote: Professor Elisabeth Oxfeldt, Norway: “Imagining War and Soldiers: Contemporary Danish Cinema Through the Lens of Hans Christian Andersen” 
10.30 - 10.45  Break 
10.45 - 12.55 Sessions 
12.55 - 14.00 Lunch in the SDU restaurant and coffee
14.00 - 15.00 Keynote: Professor Sun Jian, China: “From Langelinie to the Bund:  Hans Christian Andersen and the City of Shanghai”
14.00 - 20:00 Odense city's H.C. Andersen Christmas Market is open exceptionally
15.00 Bus to the city center
16.00 Welcome at the city hall by Deputy Mayor Jane Jegind
Opening ceremony at Flakhaven followed by stomp performance
16.10 Dance performance 'Bolden og Toppen' freely adapted from H.C. Andersen. Choreographer: Sten Kørner
16.55 'Field of Light' by artist Bruce Munro is ignited
18.00 Dinner and reception at Odense city hall. Speakers: Mayor Peter Rahbæk Juel and Chief curator at Odense City Museums, Ejnar Stig Askgaard
7 December
9.00 - 9.30 Welcome and coffee
9.30 - 10.30 Keynote: Professor Marianne T. Stecher, USA: ”Underground Andersen – Political Allegory and the Fairy Tale” 
10.30 - 10.40  Break 
10.40 - 12.50 Sessions 
12.50 - 13.00 Break
13.00 - 13.15 Closing words by Johs. Nørregaard Frandsen
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch and coffee in the SDU resataurant

Sessions programme

5 December 11.20 - 13.35
Andersen and communities of readers and writers
Chair: Torsten Bøgh- Thomsen
Room U44
Andersen and community in wider contexts 1
Chair: Ane Grum- Schwensen
Room U51
Communal uses of Andersen across genres and borders 1
Chair: Anne Klara Bom
Room U52
Community and communication in Andersen’s works 1
Chair: Jacob Bøggild
Room U53
Bruno Berni, Italy: “Hans Christian Andersen, a modern writer” Ane Grum-Schwensen & Holger Berg, Denmark: “Selected Manuscripts - creating a digital documentation of Andersen’s creative processes” Camilla Storskog, Italy: “Stripping the Classics. H.C. Andersen Within the Comic Art Community” Dan Ringgaard, Denmark: “Universalities and Community – from within ‘Little Ida’s Flowers’”
Cyrille Francois, France: “Andersen and the community of tellers” Ejnar Askgård, Denmark: “Word and Image in Hans Christian Andersen’s Art” Katrina Gutierrez, The Philippines: “Inspiring New Communities: Adapting HC Andersen’s social justice scripts and emotion schemas” Bai Ling, China: ” Science and Community in H.C. Andersen’s Fairy Tales”
Jakob Stougaard Nielsen, UK: “Andersen's Community of Readers: Author Readings and Nineteenth-Century Vocal Culture” Hong Bin Kang, Jaekyung Lee, South Korea: “I belong to the World: An Exhibition Warms the Winter of Seoul” (30 minutes)/td> Henrik Lübker, Denmark: “Performing Fairytales – Strategies of Representation and Agency in the New Hans Christian Andersen Museum” Jacob Bøggild, Denmark: ”The problem of ”The Red Shoes”: Steps Towards a Reading of Unreadability”
Michel Forget, France: “Hans Christian Andersen, friend of the rich and defender of the poor” Gabriel Zoran, Israel: “Andersen and the Israeli Avant-garde Theater: The King’s Clothes” Ye Rulan, China: “The Transcultural Impulse of Hans Christian Andersen’s Literary Imagination” Frederike Felcht, Germany: “Toy Stories”
Mads Sohl-Jessen, Denmark: ”Caught between two communities: A discussion of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1847 German autobiography and collected edition”   Clara Juncker, Denmark: “Hans Christian Andersen in Trumpland” Ib Johansen, Denmark: “The Extraordinary and the Commonplace. Reflections on Daemonic Agency and the Search for True Community in Three Stories”

5 December 16.10 - 18.20
Community and communication in Andersen’s works 2
Chair: Jacob Bøggild
Room U44
The histories of reception of Andersen 1
Chair: Ejnar Askgård
Room U51
Ethics and values in Andersen 1
Chair: Torsten Bøgh-Thomsen
Room U52
Chen Liang, China: “Liminality and Transgression: on the Notion of Community in ‘The Little Mermaid’” Elena Krasnova, Russia: “The reception of Hans Christian Andersen in Russia” Karin Sanders, USA: ““Ethics of the discarded. Hans Christian Andersen’s use of waste, rubbish, and other stuff”
Finn Barlby, Denmark: ”Andersen: Cosmos & Comedy, Chaosmos & Community” Aiping Wang, China: “Between an Androtext & Gynotext: Rewriting Andersen for Valorization” Wang Xiaolan, China: “’The Pen and the Inkwell’ and Communitarian Messages in Andersen’s Fairy Tales”
Julia Shore Paludan, Italy: “Andersen’s own thematizations of community – The theme of anthropomorphism in Andersen’s tales” Kwok-kan Tam, Hong Kong: “The Andersen ‘Community’: New Values and New Morals for China’s Modernity” Helena Goscilo, USA: “When a Rose Is More than a Rose: Self, Other, and Community in ‘The Snow Queen’”
Helena Březinová, Czech Republic: “Andersen’s Fairy Tales: A Community Incommunicado” Hongye Li, China: “The ‘Spell’ of Realism in Hans Christian Andersen Studies” Torsten Bøgh Thomsen, Denmark: “We Have Nothing to be Arrogant About – Hans Christian Andersen and the Aesthetic Liberation of Things”
Steen Beck, Denmark: “H.C. Andersen’s story Everything in its Proper Place: History, community and injustice” Bogusława Sochańska, Poland: “Hans Christian Andersen locked up in the Polish child’s room” Nie Zhenzhao, China: ”Ethically Anamorphic Transformations in Andersen’s Fairy Tales”

6 December 10.45 - 12.55
The histories of reception of Andersen 2
Chair: Mads Sohl Jessen
Room U44
Andersen and communities of readers and writers 2
Chair: Jacob Bøggild
Room U51
Ethics and values in Andersen 2
Chair: Anne Klara Bom
Room U52
Marina Balina, Russia: “’For Freedom of Imagination’: Hans-Christian Andersen and His Legacy in the Post-Stalin Era” Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Romania: “H.C. Andersen's Authorship Performance: The Writer, His Portraits and His Statues as Community Builders Then and Now” Anne Marie Christensen Søndergaard & Tony Andersen, Denmark: “The ethical Andersen”
Anna Wegener, Italy: “Hans Christian Andersen in Fascist Italy” Viggo Hjørnager, Denmark: “Andersen and his circle(s)” Shang Biwu, China: “Ethical Ways of World-making: Re-reading Hans Christian Andersen’s Tales”
Lu Lian, China: “Reception History of Hans Christian Andersen in China: On Community- Building in Andersen’s Literary Career” Wenjie Li, China: “The Communities Fostered by the Translation of Andersen’s Tales: Two Cases” Nate Kramer, USA: “Hans Christian Andersen and World Literature”
Nadezhda Mihaylova, Bulgaria: “Hans Christian Andersen and Bulgaria” Henrik Lassen, Denmark: “Hans Christian Andersen, ‘hygge’, and the Victorian fireside” Anne Klara Bom, Denmark: “Re-imagining the values of communities through Hans Christian Andersen”
Sven Hakon Rossel, Austria: “Hans Christian Andersen and his Social Reception in Austria“ Joachim Grage, Germany: “The Community of Listeners: H.C. Andersen and the Audience of His Lectures“ Zhang Shengzhen, China: “H.C. Andersen and the Tradition of European Children’s literature”

7 December 10.40 - 12.50
Andersen’s travels and travelogues
Chair: Mads Sohl Jessen
Room U44
Andersen and community in wider contexts 2
Chair: Sofie Stobberup
Room U51
Communal uses of Andersen across genres and borders 2
Chair: Anne Klara Bom
Room U52
Anna Maria Segala, Italy: “Andersen’s Imaginary Horses in the Roman Campagna” Angélica García-Manso, Spain: “Dreams and stories in Andersen: Metanoia as community acceptance and literary resource” Anne-Marie Mai & Anders Juhl Rasmussen, Denmark: “Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales in Narrative Medicine”
Kristina Junge Jørgensen, France: “Hans Christian Andersen and the city of Paris” Karin Essmann Knudsen, Denmark: “How does Hans Christian Andersen ‘write’ gardens?” Mogens Davidsen, Denmark: “Hans Christian Andersen between a cognitive and a perceptual paradigm”
Sara Cerqueira-Pascoal, Portugal: “Mapping Hans Christian Andresen’s Visit to Portugal (1866): lived and fictional spaces” Herdis Toft, Denmark: “H.C. Andersen’s fairy tales in children’s play community – heritage used as treasured trash” Feng Duan, China: “Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde and the Genre Conventions of the Literary Fairy Tales”
Henk van der Liet, The Netherlands: “On your feet! H.C. Andersen’s nocturnal test run in literary space” Poul Houe, USA: “The family in Andersen’s tales: An empty shell or a community in a nutshell?” Dag Heede, Denmark: “The Little Mermaid, Ariel and Hans Christian Andersen’s Potential as a Queer Icon”
Lars Handesten, Denmark: “Temporary communities”

Please note: All sessions must begin and end on time. Each participant provides a 20 minute presentation followed by a short Q and A. Each speaker is responsible for putting their slide show on the computer in the relevant session room before the session begins.