List of abstracts for the IV International HCA conference - Hans Christian Andersen between children's literature and adult literature
Dream and reality - ' The Little Match Girl' expressed through a social psychological view
I want to see at the 'The Little Match Girl' through a social psychological view. I will take in both the social and the literary contemporary time in connexion with an analysis of the text. Further I will make use of different illustrations of 'The Little Match Girl', for example some of which are made by children.
I will use the illustrations for a critical examination to elucidation of the questions whether Hans Christian Andersen was writing for the children and whether the story has something to say children today.
Finally I will examine in which way 'The Little Match Girl' has been used through the times for example as Christmas cards, illustrations for calendars, logos for institutions etc. In the examination I will look at the commercial use as well as at a more idealistic use.