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Students publish new books on Scandinavia

11 October 2012


Students from undergraduate to PhD level have pooled their skills to publish two new books on Scandinavia.

Working with professional mentors, current and former BA, MA and PhD students have written, translated and edited the books, which will be published by UCL Scandinavian Studies’ Norvik Press.

Collaborating with software developers SourceFabric to test the new desktop publishing software BookType, a team of Nordic Cinema students wrote, peer-reviewed, edited, and published their own essays in Framed Horizons: Student Writing on Nordic Cinema.

The book is available as a paperback and will shortly be launched in e-book format. The production of Framed Horizons is a pilot project, with the longer-term ambition that students will be able to integrate transferable skills in publishing into learning and teaching. This project was made possible by funding from the UCL Enterprise Knowledge Transfer Champions scheme.

Meanwhile, another team has produced a series of new translations of Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s one-act plays.

August Strindberg's One-Act Plays: A Selection, features four plays translated by a team of postgraduate students mentored by experienced professional translators. This innovative approach to training in Swedish-English translation grew out of the UCL Impact PhD Studentship scheme, which is supported by the Barbro Osher Foundation, the Swedish Academy, and Mr Stefan Olsson.