HCA NEWS Harold Bloom to hold lecture on Andersen

The University of Southern Denmark is to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen with a public lecture by the American literary critic Harold Bloom on 1 April. The Andersen lecture will be entitled 'Trust the Tale, Not the Teller'.

By awk - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 16 March 2005

Harold Bloom will be visiting Odense to receive this year's Hans Christian Andersen Award at the grand bicentennial celebration at Odense Concert Hall on 2 April. The Euro 50,000 award will be presented to Harold Bloom for his work in promoting wider awareness of Hans Christian Andersen as one of the greatest names of 19th century literature.


Harold Bloom, who is one of the most influential literary critics in the world, is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. He has over the course of 40 years published more than 25 books on literature. His most influential work 'The Western Canon' from 1994 is a passionate introduction to the authors - including Shakespeare, James Joyce, Dickens and Cervantes - who according to Bloom are the most important in world literature.


The public lecture will take place on Friday 1 April at 1:15 pm at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Free admission.