List of abstracts for the IV International HCA conference - Hans Christian Andersen between children's literature and adult literature
Children and tunings in Hans Christian Andersen's travel books
Based on a concept of tunings (moods), according to which both the properties and the description of a tuning is intimately related to where it takes place, it shall be discovered, how Andersen makes use of children as a motif in his travelogues. Are children always situated in descriptions and tunings, that are 'childish' - and not 'adult', i.e. for example ironic, sarcastic, ambiguous, erotic or sinister? The investigation leads in the direction of defining what 'childishness' is in the context of tunings/moods and narration, and how it may be deployed in texts, which are not expectedly 'told to the children'.