Hans Christian Andersen’s tales are not just for children. His stories work on many levels providing not only entertainment, but also reflections on society, technical advancement, and values. The course provides an understanding of the Romantic Age and the Danish Golden Age, and of the societal and economic changes that affected life in mid-19th century Europe. Andersen’s works are analyzed through a variety of different literary approaches.
Birgitte Duelund Pallesen
DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty
M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen (2013). BA studies in European Literature, Film and Philosophy, UCL, London, UK. Birgitte has previously worked with cultural journalism and publishing and done editorial work for Gyldendal (2009-14) and Litteraturnu.dk (2009-2017). Areas of Interest: Comparative literature (19th-20th century British, Francophone and German literature); Critical and Cultural Theory; Postcolonial Studies; Literary Geography; Medical Humanities/Narrative Medicine. With DIS since 2015.