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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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MVKS31 Literary Translation Seminar 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Programme in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Curricula 2015 – 2017


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will be able to produce a literary translation of publishing quality. The student will have a thorough understanding of the special characteristics of the translation of one or several literary text genres (such as short stories or poetry) and will be able to apply translation theory to the practical challenges of translation. Furthermore, the student will be able to independently assess and comment on existing literary translations.


During the course unit, the student will independently produce a literary translation of publishing quality, write a commentary on the translation process, and comment on translations.
The course unit will be carried out in multilingual groups. In addition to the group meetings, each student will receive guidance and personal feedback on their translation from a teacher of their B working language.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Numeric 1-5. 


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Communication Sciences