List of abstracts for the IV International HCA conference - Hans Christian Andersen between children's literature and adult literature

Andersen, Hans Christian;   Workshop I   Hans Christian Andersen as a Tourist?
Askgaard, Ejnar; M.A.   Workshop V   On Andersen's 'The Snow Queen'
Baran, Zbigniew; ph.d.   Workshop II   Encyclopaedic Portraits of HCA
Bliudzius, Arunas; Sc.secr.   Workshop III   Publishing of H.C.Andersen's Tales in Lithuanian and Latvian
Christensen, Erik M.;   Plenary lecture 1   The Queen and I
Davidsen, Mogens;   Workshop IV   'Childishness' as Poetic Strategy
Dumitrescu, Anca; prof.dr.   Workshop III   H.C. Andersen and His First Romanian Translators
Hees, Annelies van;   Workshop I   HCA was no hypochondriac: he was ill
Isaeva, Elisaveta; Professor   Workshop II   Evgeny Shwartz and H. C. Andersen
Jensen, Lars Bo; Ph.D-studerende   Workshop I   Children and tunings in Hans Christian Andersen's travel books
Johansen, Ib;   Workshop V
Trivializing Trauma(s). Carnivalesque-grotesque Elements in Andersen's
In my paper I intend to focus on carnivalesque-grotesque elements
in Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Happy Family', 'Heartache', and 'The Goblin and the Grocer' - all of them stories where a Biedermeyer world is a submitted to a carnivalistic de-construction, i.e. where both would-be pastoral and idyllic plot-elements undergo an out-and-out 'uncrowning' (to adopt one of the Russian scholar Mikhail Bakhtin's key-terms in Rabelais and His World, 1968). In 'The Happy Family' the big white snails inhabiting the neighbourhood of 'a certain old manor house' find the highest degree of happiness in being boiled and laid on a silver dish, but such age-old, well-established (cultural, culinary) customs have gradually died out, and instead the world of the snails is miraculously r e j u v e n a t e d, when the foster-child of 'the last two incredibly old snails' marries a fine young maiden-snail. In this manner Biedermeyer happily reproduces itself. But even when the pug dog in 'Heartache' dies, there is still room for merriment and festivity (the children dancing 'around the grave') - although the heartache of the ragged little girl (excluded from the celebration) rather strengthens t h e w o rk o f m o u r n i n g (!). And in 'The Goblin and the Grocer' the 'material bodily lower stratum' (Bakhtin) - exemplified by the porridge the goblin knows it has to stick to - once more illustrates the superiority of the (grotesque) body vis-à-vis the illustrious splendour of the Enlightenment Project (represented here by the poor student's book-lore ['From the book a clear shaft of light rose, expanding into a stem and an enormous tree which spread its branching rays above the student']). The split between body and spirit (Christian-Platonic dualism) is thus overcome -at least momentarily and at least in p r a c t i c a l terms; for '[o]ff to the grocer all of us go for the porridge' (!).
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Kofoed, Lone Funch; cand.mag.   Workshop I   Shadow Pictures - Truth or tale
Korovin, Andrey V.; Ph.D, Associate professor   Plenary lecture 7   Chronotope of Andersen's Fairy Tales and Stories
Kuhn, Hans;   Plenary lecture 2   Andersen's poems for and about children.
Lotz, Martin; Psychiatrist, Psychoanaly   Plenary lecture 8   The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep in the light of psychoanalytic thinking
Lundskær-Nielsen, Tom; Dr., Senior Lecturer   Workshop IV   Hans Christian Andersen is famous for using language aimed at children
Malmkjær, Kirsten; Prof.   Plenary lecture 4   The Language that Stayed at Home: Hans Christian Andersen's way with words.
Massengale, James;   Workshop IV   Little Gerda's Moratoria
Mhlakaza, Vincent A.;   Workshop IV   Hans Christian Andersen in Southern Africa
Mikkelsen, Cynthia Mikaela; postgraduate   Workshop V   The element of fear in H.C. Andersen's fairytales
Minovska- Devedzhieva, Rossitsa; dir.   Workshop II   Hans Christian Andersen in Puppet Theatre
Mylius, Johan de; Docent, dr. phil.   Plenary lecture 3   The Child and Death
Müürsepp, Mare; PhD   Workshop III   H. C. Andersen fairy tales for Estonian readers
Pedersen, Viggo Hjørnager; Lektor, dr. phil.   Workshop III   'Out in the world, thoughts come'
Reid-Walsh, Jacqui; lecturer   Workshop II   Everything in the picture book was alive
Scanavino, Carola;   Plenary lecture 0   Caught between heaven and hell: the two faces of H. C. Andersen
Sezer, Sarap; MA   Workshop III   Turkish Translations of Andersen's Fairy Tales
Stecher-Hansen, Marianne; Associate Professor, Grad   Plenary lecture 5   From Romantic to Modernist Metatexts: Commemorating Andersen and the Self-Referential Text
Weinreich, Torben; professor   Workshop IV   Hans Christian Andersen - writing for children?
Øster, Anette; forskningsassistent   Workshop III   Andersen in translation