Erika Lind-Larsen. Photo: Silje Robinson

Vestby Upper Secondary School

Erika Lind-Larsen

Winner of the Holberg Prize School Project

Erika Lind-Larsen from Vestby Upper Secondary School came in first place in the Holberg School Programme with her research project "Lost in Translation?".

In her research project "Lost in Translation?" Lind-Larsen asks what is lost in the translation from one language to another, and, if what is lost, matters to the overall interpretation. Her project centers on a novel, Heartstopper, and its Norwegian translation.

The project displays a systematic reading of the original and translated versions, highlighting some discrepancies and argue that they affect the readers perception of the characters, in particular.

The project rapport also highlights challenges faced by translators, both ethical in kind, as well as the commercial demands from a pressured publishing industry.

The Holberg Prize School Project

20 upper secondary schools and more than 1000 students from all over Norway participate in the Holberg School Programme each year. The students are assisted by scholars, and the projects are integrated into the students' regular curriculum. Three research projects are awarded prizes of NOK 30,000, NOK 20,000 and NOK 10,000 respectively.

The finalists are announced in mid May, and the Holberg Prize School Project Award Ceremony is held during the Holberg Week in early June each year.

The Holberg School Project Jury

Jørn Ljunggren ( Chair ), Researcher, Centre for Welfare and Labour Research, OsloMet

Åsta Dyrnes Nordø, Associate Professor, Department of Government, University of Bergen

Fredrik Nilsen, Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy and First Semester Studies, UiT Arctic University of Norway

Elise Farstad Djupedal, PhD Candiate in Pedagogy, Department of Teacher Education, NTNU

Tale Birkeland Engebretsen, Teacher in Norwegian, History and German, and Head of the Writing Centre at Porsgrunn Upper Secondary School.