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Danish Saroee

Outi Paloposki

Erik Allardt Fellow, SCAS.
Professor of English, University of Turku

Outi Paloposki received a PhD in Translation Studies at the University of Helsinki in 2002. Her
research focuses on the cultural history of translation in Finland. She is perhaps best known for
her work on retranslations together with Prof. Kaisa Koskinen from the University of Tampere
(e.g., “Reprocessing Texts. The Fine Line between Retranslating and Revising”, published in
Across Languages and Cultures
in 2010). Paloposki was one of the editors of the two-volume
history of literary translation into Finnish (Suomennoskirjallisuuden historia), published by the
Finnish Literature Society in 2007, and of its companion volume, a history of non-fiction translation
into Finnish (Suomennetun tietokirjallisuuden historia, 2013). She has recently published on issues
related to book history, bibliography work and translators’ archives.

Outi Paloposki has given a number of keynote lectures at national and international conferences and
delivered guest lectures in universities in Finland and abroad. In the spring of 2016, she spent two
weeks as Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She
is a member of the board of the Doctoral and Teacher-Training Translation Studies Summer School
(DOTTSS; ) and has been involved in planning and executing national and inter-
national PhD seminars and methodology workshops. She regularly serves as a referee for national and
international publications.

There is a strong Scandinavian focus in Paloposki’s work, and the Swedish imprint on Finnish translation
history is a key research area in her work, to be further developed during her SCAS Fellowship period.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2020-21.