date_range Starts on April 18, 2016
event_note End date April 24, 2016
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assignment Level : Introductive
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Explore the fairy tale world of HC Andersen - the inspiration behind The Little Mermaid and Frozen - with this free online course.

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This free online course will introduce you to some of Hans Christian Andersen’s most popular fairy tales, help you analyse the themes in these, and give you the possibility to discuss the author’s cross-cultural importance today, as the inspiration behind many popular books and movies. 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 or more 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 New English translations of the fairy tales will be used. You can download them from this website . You will explore the themes of each story, and investigate how they both conform with and digress from the patterns of the traditional folk tale. The fairy tale 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. What Hans Christian Andersen did with this genre is absolutely unique - there are no other writers of fairy tales like him. Through the course, you will understand how Hans Christian Andersen’s authorship developed. From the rewriting of old folk tales via self-invented fairy tales to his so-called new fairy tales characterized by a modern approach. Explore Hans Christian Andersen’s enduring, universal appeal Hans Christian Andersen grew from humble beginnings, to achieve fame and acknowledgement as an artist in both Europe and America while he was still alive. After his death, he became famous in Asia and all other parts of the world. The majority of Hans Christian Andersen’s 157 fairy tales have been translated into at least 150 languages. They do 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.
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Instructors

  • Jacob Bøggild
  • Ivy York Möller-Christensen
  • Johannes Nørregaard Frandsen
  • Mette Dam Laursen
  • Torsten Bøgh Thomsen
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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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