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Corso online su H.C. Andersen


H_C_AndersenInizia il 19 ottobre 2015 il corso online sulle fiabe di H.C. Andersen curato dalla University of Southern Denmark. Il corso è gratuito e approfondisce alcune fiabe dello scrittore danese, tra le quali La Sirenetta, La Regina delle Nevi, Scarpette Rosse. Il corso è un MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Superati i test, sarà disponibile il certificato di frequenza, per il quale è richiesta una quota di 29 sterline.

About the course – This free online course “Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales” will introduce you to some of Hans Christian Andersen’s most popular fairy tales, share the story of the writer himself, and discuss his cross-cultural importance today, as the inspiration behind many popular books and movies.
– FREE online course
– Duration: 6 weeks
– 4 hours pw
– Certificates available

Interpret Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales with experts from his birthplace – You will learn with experts from the HC Andersen Center at the University of Southern Denmark, an internationally renowned research institution located in the writer’s birthplace, Odense.
Each week, these experts will guide a discussion, analysis and interpretation of one of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, including:
The Tinderbox
The Travelling Companion
The Little Mermaid
The Snow Queen (the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen)
The Story of a Mother
The Red Shoes

You will explore the themes of each story, and investigate how they both conform with and digress from the fairy tale. This genre became very popular in the period of literary history to which Hans Christian Andersen belongs, Romanticism, when childhood was discovered as an age that is important in its own right. But what Hans Christian Andersen did with this genre is absolutely unique – there are no other writers of fairy tales like him.
Explore Hans Christian Andersen’s enduring, universal appeal – The majority of Hans Christian Andersen’s 157 fairy tales have been translated into at least 150 languages. They not only create a fantasy world for children, but also explore universal, sinister and more adult themes such as death, grief and loss.
Through this course, you will discover why his stories have such an enduring and universal appeal – for both children and adults.
Understand the writer’s life, from humble beginnings to global fame – Hans Christian Andersen often described himself as a “bog plant” – his roots were deeply anchored in mire and mud, but he constantly stretched up for the light of the sun.
Through the course, you will understand this analogy, reflecting on how the writer grew from humble beginnings, to achieve fame and acknowledgement as an artist in both Europe and America while he was in his prime. After his death, he became famous in Asia and all other parts of the world.

Jacob Bøggild – Professor at The Hans Christian Andersen Centre, University of Southern Denmark. Has written a book, edited several anthologies and written numerous articles about Hans Christian Andersen.
Ivy York Möller-Christensen – Professor at the Department for the Study of Language, Literature and Media at Europa-Universität, Flensburg, Germany, and a visiting fellow at the HC Andersen Center.
Johannes Nørregaard Frandsen – Professor at and Head of The Hans Christian Andersen Centre at the University of Southern Denmark.
Mette Dam Laursen – She has an MA in comparative literature and is the facilitator on the course Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales.
Torsten Bøgh Thomsen – He is a PhD student at the Hans Christian Andersen Centre, University of Southern Denmark. His research includes studies in Romanticism, Ecocriticism and Aesthetic Theory.

Requirements – You will need a basic ability to read and understand Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales in English. Otherwise, a curiosity about and a love for the fairy tale genre is the sole prerequisite for the course.

Statement of Participation – To be eligible to buy a Statement of Participation, you must mark more than 50% of all course steps as complete and attempt all test questions.

Method of payment – We will accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We don’t presently accept PayPal or any other online payments.
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