Dialogues about Sweden



21 December 2021
Students of the Department of German Philology and Scandinavian studies, studying the Swedish and English languages and literature, met with Natalia Bratova, the Officer for Sweden promotion of the General Consulate of Sweden in St. Petersburg.

Students of the Department of German Philology and Scandinavian studies, studying the Swedish and English languages and literature, met with Natalia Bratova, the Officer for Sweden promotion of the General Consulate of Sweden in St. Petersburg.

The "Nordic Days" festival in Petrozavodsk, which was partly organized by the Consulate General of Sweden, featured a meeting of Bachelor’s and Master's Degree students of the Institute of Philology of PetrSU who study Swedish as the main foreign language.

The students had the opportunity to learn something new about Sweden, its cultural connections with Russia and different cultural, educational and social projects.

Ekaterina Kobko, the 4th year student:

“The students of our department learned about the structure and activities of the Consulate. Natalia also answered relevant questions about the Swedish language and pandemic. The part about Natalia's translation experience was also interesting. This conversation was insightful for both junior and senior students.”

Iolanta Sukhotskaya, the 4th year student:

“We learned a lot about the traditions of celebrating St. Lucia's Day, about the internal work of the General Consulate of Sweden before and during the pandemic. Students asked questions that interested them the most. Then Natalia spoke about the book The Family Clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, which she had recently translated. The story about the peculiarities of such translation work, as well as the plot of the novel turned out to be very exciting. Thanks to Natalia's gift to our Department, everyone can read this book. I hope these meetings will happen more often!’

Many students took interest in Natalia’s work as a translator and asked about her career path and the peculiarities of working with a foreign text that interconnects different traditions.

Dalya Alekhnovich, the 3rd year student:

“It was a very positive and insightful meeting. I’m very grateful for the literature insights, stories about the Consulate work and detailed answers to questions that interested the audience.

Valeria Kostygova, the 3rd year student:

“It was very interesting to learn more about the Consulate, its activities and projects that are being implemented, the ways of cooperating with people. I also took pleasure listening to the lecture on the book translation and its details. It was interesting to hear how she contacted the author to clarify small but very significant details.”

 

 Institute of Philology

Address:
Main building (pr. Lenina, 33), room 335

Phone(s):
(814-2) 71-10-50

iklimova@petrsu.ru

 Department of German Philology and Scandinavian studies

Address:
Main building (pr. Lenina, 33), room 340

Phone(s):
(814-2) 71-10-59

natshar@mail.ru, Germ_phil@mail.ru

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