The Swan’s Egg
A Student Journal of Hans Christian Andersen Studies
Founded in 2020, The Swan’s Egg is a publication of the Hans Christian Andersen Centre at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. As suggested by our title, we strive to create a virtual environment in which students of Andersen at any level of study (BA, MA, or PhD) can share their work on the author as it develops.
Torsten Bøgh Thomsen
Thorsten Bøgh Thomsen is an assistant professor at the Hans Christian Andersen Centre of the University of Southern Denmark.
Anne Klara Bom
Anne Klara Bom is an associate professor at the Hans Christian Andersen Centre of the University of Southern Denmark.
Troy Wellington Smith
Troy Wellington Smith is a PhD candidate in the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley.
“Being born in the duck yard doesn’t matter if one has only lain in a swan’s egg!”Hans Christian Andersen
“The Ugly Duckling” (1844)
“Det gjør ikke noget at være født i Andegaarden, naar man kun har ligget i et Svaneæg!”Hans Christian Andersen
“Den grimme Ælling” (1844)
H. C. Andersen Centret Albani Torv 6 5000 Odense C, Danmark