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The Cheerful Danes: Henry Clarke Barlow’s ‘Revelation of a Writing-Case’ (1856) on Copenhagen

Carbone, E; (2019) The Cheerful Danes: Henry Clarke Barlow’s ‘Revelation of a Writing-Case’ (1856) on Copenhagen. Scandinavica. An International Journal of Scandinavian Studies , 58 (2) pp. 153-173. Green open access

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Abstract

This article analyses two unpublished travel essays (‘Revelations of a Writing-Case: At Copenhagen’ and ‘Revelations of a WritingCase: Leaving Copenhagen’) written by the British Dante scholar Henry Clarke Barlow (1806–1876) during his journey to Denmark and Sweden in 1856. Having explored the relationship between Barlow and Denmark and the context around the two manuscripts, this article considers the bases of Barlow’s statement about the ‘cheerful’ Danes and examines his lively representation of public life in Copenhagen. What makes the Danes ‘cheerful’ in 1856 Copenhagen according to Barlow? The article also argues that in order to answer this question we need to move beyond the content of the essays and their possible classification as travel writing about Scandinavia and reflect on their history as archival objects.

Type: Article
Title: The Cheerful Danes: Henry Clarke Barlow’s ‘Revelation of a Writing-Case’ (1856) on Copenhagen
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.scandinavica.net/article/13230-the-che...
Language: English
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Keywords: travel literature, Copenhagen, happiness, archives, culture
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10114306
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