A blog about finding my way through the beginnings of parenthood and a PhD.

My daughter was born in Autumn 2012. My son was born in December 2015. I started my PhD in Danish-English Translation Studies in Autumn 2013 – so I had one baby when I started, and now I have two! You can find me on Twitter: @nellefant

You can read more about me in this interview for the Mums Who Study blog (November 2014).

It goes without saying, but this blog is my personal experience and thoughts, nothing to do with my university or my funders or anyone else!


7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hej Ellen!

    I thought I’d say hello as I’ve been stalking you for a while…I came across the advert for the UCL PhD in the summer and thought if I were at a different place in my career not to mention geographically it would have been ideal for me : P

    I’ve been living in Cph for eight years and am looking into literary translation as a sort of side step…I’ve been doing research into social media and also blog extensively – see http://about.me/annpriestley.

    I was particularly struck by your tweet on exploring issues of Scandi fandom. As a long term expat I often find myself scratching my head at the UK’s ‘scandimania’. I’m hoping to do some linguistic analysis on this whole phenomenon.

    On a lighter note we’ve lots of other things in common too. I’ve a BA in German and back in the mists of time I lived in Tooting! Hope we can share thoughts virtually and maybe IRL too at some point.

    • Hej Ann – how lovely to hear from you! Interesting that we have so many potential intersections in our lives but have never met!

      Funny you mention the UK’s ‘Scandimania’ – that’s actually the name of a short TV series that has just started on Channel 4, celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is profiling each of the three countries.

      Your research sounds very interesting, I’m off to have a proper read of your blog 🙂 I’m in Copenhagen again later this month so maybe we should have coffee? I’ll DM you on Twitter.

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