News from the Kierkegaard Library


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.

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.


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.



Kenneth Wessell, University of New Mexico ‘14
Kevin Wessell, University of New Mexico ‘14
Bjørn Kristensen,
Northern Michigan University ’14
Christopher Hellmann, Grinnell ’16
Brendan Rome,
Macalester ’15
Michael Hall, Hiram ’15
Michael Mullaney, Wheaton College (Il) ’16
Samantha Casillis, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota ‘14
Oliver Norman, Lycee Guy Lussac, Limoges, France
Matthew Strebe, University of California- Santa Cruz, ’14
Paul Choix, Boston College, ’16
Amanda Evans, University of Notre Dame, ’16


Dr. Yasmin Akis *( Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey)
Dr. Stephen Backhouse (St. Mellitus College, London, UK)
Dr. Leo Cabranes-Grant (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Michael Carper* (Lindenwood University)
Gabriel Leao Augusto Costa Santos Nascimento ( Freelance Reporter- Revista ESPN;
degrees from Faculdade Casper Libero and Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie,
Sao Paolo, Brazil)
Matthew Davenport (Tufts University and Boston College)
Anthony Eagan (St. John’s College–Santa Fe, MA )
Roberto Ferreira ( Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil)
Meghan Florian* (Queens University of Charlotte, NC)
Dr. Joshua Furnal (Dartmouth College)
James Gillard (Harvard Div. School, MTS candidate; UK citizen)
Dr. Kenneth Gilmore (University of Mississippi)
Jacob Given (Villanova, MA candidate)
Aaron Goldman (Harvard ; Committee on the Study of Religion, PhD candidate)
Francisco Javier Gonzalez Frausto. (University of Guadalajara graduate, Mexico)
Dr. Alessandra Granito (Universita “G. d’Annunzio” di Chieti-Pecara, Chieti Scalo, Italy)
Dr. Deidre Green* (Soren Kierkegaard Research Center at the University of
Copenhagen; Claremont Graduate University, PhD Religion)
John Haglund (St. John’s College, Oxford, PhD candidate; US citizen)
Kaije Hayne (University of Mississippi)
Duldina Kurtovic. (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina; Stenseth Fellow, 2015
Irene Melendo Millan (University of Malaga, Spain)
Wei Kuang Pan (Lucilla) ( Emory, PhD candidate)
Timothy Rothhaar (Marquette)
Troy Wellington Smith*( University of Califonia, Berkeley)
Dr. Leo Stan (York University, Toronto, Canada)
Corey Steiner (Boston College, MA 2015)
Dr. Robert Stern (Sheffield University, UK )
Dr. Velga Vevere (University of Latvia)
Manuel Andres Zelada Pierrend +(Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)

Danish Kierkegaard Course —2015
Taught by Professor Susanne Jakobsen Tinley

Dr. Leo CABRANES-GRANT, University of California
Anthony EAGAN, University of Sante Fe, New Mexico
Dr. Joshua FURNAL, Dartmouth
Jacob GIVEN, Villanova
Oxford, UK
(UK), France

Wei Kuang PAN (Lucilla), Emory
Timothy ROTHHAAR, Marquette
St. Olaf College
Dr. Robert STERN, U of Sheffield, UK
Kenneth WESSELL, University of New Mexico
Kevin WESSELL, University of New Mexico

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

2015-16 Kierkegaard House Foundation Fellowship recipients:
Martijn Boven (The University of Groningen, The Netherlands)  9/1/15 – 8/31/16
Dr. Nigel Hatton (University of California, Merced)  5/1/16 – 8/31/16
Dr. Will Williams (Baylor University)  6/1/15 – 7/31/15

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, 2014 will be considered for openings as of September 2014 and later.)



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


Utech Memorial Kierkegaard Seminars

Monday, July 6th and Tuesday, July 7th 2015    2:00 – 3:45 pm

Presenter: Dr. Poul Lübcke

Title: Aesthetics, Religion and the Crisis of Metaphysics

Julia Watkin Memorial Kierkegaard Lecture – November 13, 2014  7 PM, Dittmann 305
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”

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