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Elin Svahn

Elin Svahn

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Works at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
Email elin.svahn@su.se
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 D
Room 652 SUB
Postal address Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Elin Svahn

PhD Student

Translation Studies

The Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies

Supervisors: Associate Professor Yvonne Lindqvist, Stockholm University, and Professor Kaisa Koskinen, University of Tampere

Research

I am working on a PhD thesis on how translatorship is constructed, particularily in relation to status.

Research Interests

Sociology of translation, agents of translation, translation history, translation didactics

Publications

Svahn, Elin. (2016). Strålkastare på översättaren 1950–2016. In Med andra ord. Tidskrift om litterär översättning. p. 18–22. 

Svahn, Elin. (Forthcoming). Feeling Like a Translator: Exploring Translator Students' Self-Concepts through Focus Groups. In New Horizons in Translation Research and Education 4.

Selected Presentations

Panel convenor (together with Minna Ruokonen, University of Eastern Finland, and Leena Salmi, University of Turku) "Translator status and identity: constructed and experienced boundaries of the profession" EST Congress. Aarhus University, Denmark. 15–17 September, 2016.

Conference presentation "Translator Students and Role Models. Limits and Possibilites." KäTu. University of Eastern Finland. 15–16 april, 2016.

Attended EMUNI Agricola Translation Studies Doctoral and Teacher Training Summer School. University of Turku, Finland. 1–12 June, 2015.

Guest lecture "Översättare i vardande. Pilotstudie om översättarstudenter". University of Helsinki, Finland. 21 November, 2014.

Teaching

I have been teaching different courses at the Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies:

"Literary Translation and Editorial Work" – Spring 2017

"Translation Theory I" – Spring 2014, 2015, 2016

"Translation in Theory and Practice I" – Autumn 2015

"Translation Sociology" – Autumn 2015

Pedagogical Merits

"Teaching and Learning 1" (7,5 ECTS). Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching, Stockholm University. 2014.

"Interpreter and Translator Training: Didactics" (7,5 ECTS). Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies, Deparment of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University. 2014.

"Teaching and Learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences" (7,5 ECTS). Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching, Stockholm University. 2016.

Course Development

Literary Translation and Editorial Work (15 ECTS)

Memberships

European Society for Translation Studies (EST)

Swedish Network for Doctoral Students in Translation Studies

The Swedish Writers' Union (Författarförbundet/Översättarsektionen)

The Translator Centre (Översättarcentrum)

The Swedish Association of Professional Translators (SFÖ)

 

Last updated: November 19, 2018

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