Technology and fairy tales

By Jørgen Stig Nørgard - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 21 March 2005

First published in the Japanese magazine OHM, 6th March 2005. Copyrights in Japanese are with OHM until three month after publication. All other copyrights are with the author. Jorgen Norgard, [email protected]. Revised version, 12th March 2005.
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Hans Christian Andersen, technology & science

By Jørgen Reese - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 18 March 2005

Here in 2005, when the world celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of our famous author and compatriot, it is very important that we attempt to illuminate the genius of Hans Christian Andersen from every possible angle. This has been done very thoroughly in the past, but one particular aspect of his genius has been somewhat overlooked with regard to Andersen's fantasy world, and that is his great interest and enthusiasm for both contemporary and future technical and scientific advances.
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To travel is to... Discover yourself

By Per Theil - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 02 April 2004

"I am not a genius like Hans Christian Andersen, but I identify with him as a person - his loneliness, the shadow sides of his life," says Canadian theatre director Robert Lepage. On 2 April he receives the 2004 Odense City Hans Christian Andersen Award. Next year he is to visit Copenhagen with his new solo performance based on Andersen's fairytale The Dryad.

Hans Christian Andersen: The Rebirth of a Poet

By General Secretary Lars Seeberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 11 December 2003

In 2005, we celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen - a celebration, which will mark the rebirth of Hans Christian Andersen as both a poet and a person. This according to Lars Seeberg, Secretary General of the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation charged with coordinating the bicentenary celebra

Bille August's acceptance speech

By Bille August - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 09 April 2003

Bille August's acceptance speech upon receiving the City of Odense's Hans Christian Andersen Prize on April 2, 2003.

Speech to Bille August on April 2, 2003

By Peter Schepelern - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 09 April 2003

Senior lecturer in film studies, Peter Schepelern's speech to Bille August on April 2, 2003 in Odense where Bille August received the City of Odense's Hans Christian Andersen Prize.

The Joy of Reading

By Jasmina Nielsen - - 13 March 2003

Telling 35 million readers that they are wrong is a bold statement. Especially when those readers are Harry Potter fans. But Harold Bloom offers an alternative: Hans Christian Andersen. Here he talks about how to read in general and why Hans Christian Andersen is such a universal writer.