News from the Kierkegaard Library

In an effort to be more timely with news announcements, the Soren Kierkegaard Newsletter will no longer include news and announcements. News from friends and other institutions is posted on the other news page.


The most recent Soren Kierkegaard Newsletter is now posted on line.

Titles for possible review for the Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter are listed on the new acquisitions page. Please contact Gordon Marino if you would like to submit a review of any of these or other publications.

The application deadline for all summer programs is March 15. This date will remain the same each year.

Applications for the Danish course willl also  be accepted through March 15.
The Danish Course for Summer 2015 will be taught by Susanne Jakobsen Tinley.  Dates for the course will be Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 24.
Please let Cynthia Lund know immediately if you are interested in taking this course in 2015.
Participants in the Danish course are asked to send in a deposit of $300 by March 15 to hold their place in the course.
(The deposit insures a first -come-first served policy for qualified applicants for the Danish course.]

Please see information under Programs for further information about the Danish course, Summer Fellows Program, and Young Scholars Program.

The Young Scholars program will take place in summer 2015 from Tuesday, July 7 until Thursday, July 30.
Formal acceptances will be sent out  for this program soon after the March 15 application deadline.



The Kierkegaard House Foundation is seeking to award at least one fellowship per year, with residence periods that typically extend from September 1 through August 31;
shorter periods will be considered. A fellowship includes a stipend of $1500 per month and guest housing at the Kierkegaard House.  Both pre-doctorate and post-doctorate candidates
are invited to apply, with the board seeking to support a balance between emerging and established scholars.  In addition to the usual scholarly qualifications, the Foundation looks for
applicants who will interact, as appropriate, with St Olaf undergraduate students and with the wider college community. A written report or summary at the conclusion of the fellowship period is required.

How to apply: 

For full consideration, by November 1 of the year before the beginning of the fellowship period, send to Gordon Marino electronic copies of the following:

1. A 1-2 page cover letter with the proposed dates of residence and a brief personal narrative about the applicant’s background and how it relates to the proposed project.
2 . An updated curriculum vitae, including information about language competence relevant to the research project.
3. A 3-5 page description of the research project, including plans for the use of library resources and a timetable for the completion of the project. Attach a bibliography.
4. Two letters of recommendation, preferably directly from the recommenders.
5. If available and appropriate, a brief list of relevant writings by the applicant submitted electronically by links or attachments.

 The awards are announced on or about December 15.



Visit the program page for complete information about requirements for the program of your choice.



Exhibit A – Selected Publications by Kierkegaard Library Scholars 1980-2012
Exhibit B- New Publications in Kierkegaard Studies 2013-2014 


Julia Watkin Memorial Kierkegaard Lecture
Speaker: David Cain, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion, University of Mary Washington
Title: Kierkegaard Crumbs: “For to Be in Existence is Always a Bit Inconvenient”

November 13, 2014  7 PM, Cittmann 305

July 8, Tuesday, 2:00-3:30 PM and July 10, Thursday, 2:00-3:30 PM
Utech Memorial Kierkegaard Seminars
2014: Kierkegaard and Augustine 
Presenter: Professor Lee Barrett, Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Chair in Theology, and Professor of Systematic Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary. 

May 5, 2014 (Kierkegaard’s Birthday)
Friends of the Hong Kierkegaard Library- Spring Meeting and Dinner

Books, articles, and financial gifts were recently donated to the Library by the following people:
Jyrki Kivela, Luis Guerrero Martinez,  Igor Tavilla, Roman Kralik, The Friends of the Hong Kierkegaard Library, The Kierkegaard House Foundation, Alvaro Valls, Helene Politis, Claus Damgaard, John Plume, Jakub Marek, Rachel Moran, Ana Maria Lopez Calvo de Feijoo, Myriam Moreira Protasio, Maria Jose Binetti, Eric Pons, Troy Wellington Smith, Andrew Burgess, Charles Barker, Elizabeth Ann Palmer, Sergei Shevchenko, Kristen Eide-Tollefson, Begonya Saez Tajafuerce, Michael Tilley, Dr. Willem L. Letswaart, Philip Jorgensen,Abrahim Khan, David Thom, Mime Morita (President, Kierkegaard Society , Japan), David Nasby and Mary Lohre, Bartholomew Ryan, Michael Tilley, Primosz Repar, Velga Vegere, Trajce Stoyanov, Tatiana Schyttsova, Richard Purkarthofer, Andras Nagy, Eric Cole, Ettore Rocca, Katalina Elene Dobre, Rafael Garcia Pavon, Karel Eisses, Charles Taliaferro, Pia Soltoft, Jacob Boggild, Michael Tilley, Kresti Utech, Lois Rand, Joaquim Hernandez-Dispaux, Ingrid Basso.




St. Olaf Students
Eric Ashcraft ’15
Margaret Schweiger ’15
Sonja Wermager ’14

Young Scholars from Other Institutions
Christopher Black (Texas A & M University) ’15
Mario Delucchi 
(University of California, Santa Cruz) ’14
Gonzalo Gamarra Jordan 
(St. John’s College, Santa Fe) ’14
Tommy Graves (Calvin College) ’14
Miriam Johnson 
(Alma College) ’10; (Aquinas College course) ’13
Adam Nuske 
(University of Missouri-St. Louis) ’14
Conor Stark 
(Wake Forest University) ’15
Nathaniel Taylor 
(University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) ’15
Jeremiah Tillman 
(Bard College) ’14
Ryan Wolf 
(Bryan College) ’15


Karl Aho (Baylor University)
Dr. Yasemin Akis (Turkey: Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur)
Rev. Andres Albertsen (Argentina: Luther Seminary, St. Paul)
Dr. Antony Aumann (Northern Michigan University)
Ardoline, Michael (West Chester University)
Fr. Christopher Barba (Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; Pontifica Universita in Rome, Italy)
Dr. Inigrid Basso, (Milan, Italy)
Dr. Maria Jose Binetti (Argentina: CONICET, Buenos Aires)
Dr. Tomas Bokedal (Sweden: University of Aberdeen, UK)
Matthew Brake (George Mason University)
Nicoly Castro Rodrigues de Andrade (Brazil: Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)
Claus Damgaard (Copenhagen, Denmark; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
Dr Catalina Elena Dobre (Romania/Mexico: Universidad Anhuac Mexico Norte)
Rev. Craig Finnestad (United Methodist clergy; PhD Asbury Seminary)
Melissa Fitzpatrick (Boston College)
Meghan Florian (Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina
Gregory Floyd (Boston College)
Dr. Katarina Gabasova (Slovakia: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra)
Dr. Rafael Garcia Pavon (Mexico: Universidad anhuac Mexico Norte)
Alejandro Gonzalez Contreras (Mexico: University of Vienna, Austria)
Timothy Hall (Union Institute and University; Franklin Academy)
Joaquim Hernandez-Dispaux (Belgium: Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Jennifer Hincapie Sanchez (Colombia: Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico)
Susanne Jakobsen Tinley (Denmark: Syddansk Universitet)
Dr. Roman Kralik (Slovakia: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra)
Lazzaretti, Lucas Piccinin (Brazil: Pontificia Univerisdade Catolica do Parana)
Laura Liva (Italy: Universita G. d’Annunzio, Chieta)
Roger Mas (Catalunya, Spain: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Jesse Niess (West Chester University)
Kevin Onwunwali (Nigeria: Imo State University, Owerri)
Ian Panth (Canada: Baylor University)
Martina Pavlikova (Slovakia: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra)
Ana Pinto Leite (Portugal: Centro de Filosofia de Universidade de Lisboa)
Humberto Araujo Quaglio de Souza (Brazil: Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)
Robert M. Riordan (University of Chicago)
Dr. Marcia Robinson (Syracuse University)
Dr. Jonas Roos (Brazil: Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)
Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen (Denmark: University of Buffalo, New York)
Dr. Bartholomew Ryan (Ireland: Univeridade Nova da Lisboa, Portugal)
Troy Wellington Smith (The University of Mississippi)
Dr. Elisabete M. de Sousa (Portugal: Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa)
Dr. Leo Stan (Canada: York University)
Dr. Trajce Stojanov (Macedonia: Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje)
Luke Tarassenko (UK: Oxford, Regents Park College)
Thorbjornsson, Gudmundur (Iceland: Vrije Univeriteit Brussel, Belgium)
Juan Evaristo Valls Boix (Spain: Univeristat de Valencia)
Dr. Velga Vevere (Latvia: The University College of Economics and Culture, and Institute of Philosophy and Sociaology, University of Latvia, Riga)
Rob Wiley (University of Virginia)
Jake Yocham (Loyola Marymount University)


Danish Kierkegaard Course —2014
Taught by Professor Sinead Ladegaard Knox

Karl Aho (Baylor University)
Dr.Yasemin Akis (Turkey: Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Merketz)
Rev. Christopher Barba (Mexico: Univeridad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; Pontifica Universita in Rome, Italy)
Christopher Black (Texas A & M University)
Matthew Brake (George Mason University )
Tommy Graves (Calvin College)
Joaquim Hernandez-Dispaux (Belgium: Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Jennifer Hincapie Sanchez (Colombia: Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico)
Roger Mas (Catalunya, Spain:Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Dr. Marcia Robinson (Syracuse University)
Troy Wellington Smith ( The University of Mississippi)
Nicholas Squires (St. Olaf College)
Luke Tarassenko (UK: Oxford, Regents Park College
Jeremiah Tillman (Bard College)
Donna M. (Christensen) Thomas (Museum of Danish America)
Rob Wylie (University of Vriginia)

VISITING SCHOLARS- Fall Semester 2013-2014 
Dr. Patricia Johnson (University of Dayton)
Fr. Romulo Gomes de Oliveira (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil) – June 22- October 1
Rev. Solomon Yesudoss Vijayan – (Lakeview Bible College, Chennai, India; PhD Candidate, Madras Christian College, Chennai; graduate degrees from Cincinnati Christian University)- September 30 – October 12

VISITING SCHOLARS- Spring Semester 2013-2014
Dr. Jason Mahn 
(Augustana College- Rock Island) April 25-May 3
Claus Damgaard (Copenhagen, Denmark) May 5 – August 31)

Dr. Walter Wietzke 
(Fordham University, PhD Philosophy, 2013)
Dr. Almut Furchert ( Hochschule fur Philosophie Munchen, PhD; Humboldt -Universitat zu Berlin, Diploma of Psychology)

Silvia Vignati (University of Frankfurt, Germany, PhD candidate; Soren Kierkegaard Research Center at the University of Copenhagen) September 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014.
David Lappano 
(University of Oxford, UK, PhD candidate) March 1-August 31, 2014.
Carson Seabourn Webb 
(Syracuse University, PhD candidate) September 1, 2013-August 31, 2014.


Dr. Andras Nagy ( Budapest, Hungary; Writer/playwright; Associate Professor, University of Pannonia (Veszprem), Department of Theater Studies). September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015
Christina Danko (Claremont Graduate University, PhD candidate) September 1, 2014-February 28, 2015

The Kierkegaard House Foundation considers applications only once a year. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through February 1 for openings beginning the following September. (For example, an application received by February 1, 2013 will be considered for openings as of September 2013 and later.)