List of abstracts for the IV International HCA conference - Hans Christian Andersen between children's literature and adult literature
'See saa! nu begynde vi.' [Now then! We will begin.]: Communicative Strategies in Andersen's Fairy-Tales
Focused to the poetics of Andersen's fairy-tales, the paper emphasizes on their communicative strategies. Andersen actualizes the remembrance of the orality of the genre in its own 'memory'. That is why the act of storytelling - self-reflective for the literary fairy-tale - is often present in Andersen's works as narrative strategy with communicative effect. The author's intention is to create an impression of oral and vis-à-vis communication, and to evoke such 'trust' in the tale, only present in the folk type if narration. In this way Andersen utilizes the narrative form as the articulative form of collective experience and wisdom, by introducing the act of storytelling /and respectively listening/ of fairy-tales /stories/ without changing its 'initiational' function.