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Scand30: Hans Christian Andersen—Fairy Tales and Science Fiction

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Oct 10
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Scand30: Hans Christian Andersen—Fairy Tales and Science Fiction
Oct 10, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Hans Christian Andersen—Fairy Tales and Science Fiction
Marianne Stecher, Professor, Scandinavian Studies, UW

Even in the 1850s, the famous writer of fairy tales looked into the future and imagined life in the next millennium.  Andersen was inspired by the latest science, technology, and forms of transportation, and the resulting “futuristic fairy tales,” a kind of science fiction, are both prophetic and fanciful—and not well known by many!   

Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by Scandinavian Studies and other UW faculty held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Grab a drink at our café, Freya, enjoy the evening, and learn about Scandinavia!

Doors: 6:30pm | Lecture: 7pm

Cost: Free; RSVP appreciated

Hans Christian Andersen—Fairy Tales and Science Fiction
Marianne Stecher, Professor, Scandinavian Studies, UW

Even in the 1850s, the famous writer of fairy tales looked into the future and imagined life in the next millennium.  Andersen was inspired by the latest science, technology, and forms of transportation, and the resulting “futuristic fairy tales,” a kind of science fiction, are both prophetic and fanciful—and not well known by many!   

Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by Scandinavian Studies and other UW faculty held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Grab a drink at our café, Freya, enjoy the evening, and learn about Scandinavia!

Doors: 6:30pm | Lecture: 7pm

Cost: Free; RSVP appreciated

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