Danish Kierkegaard Course

The Danish Course will be offered in 2015 pending enough interested applicants.  Dates for the course are not yet set but are likely to be in late June-July.
Please contact Cynthia Lund at lundc@stolaf.edu immediately if you have interest in participating in the course this summer.

Course Description
The Danish-Kierkegaard Course at the Hong Kierkegaard Library is an intensive language course that is tailor-made for Kierkegaard scholars. The course provides a foundation of basic grammar, phonetics and linguistic structures for developing a good reading knowledge of Danish and explicitly incorporates Kierkegaard into the exercises. The course aims to give scholars an expanded knowledge of Kierkegaard’s Danish which will enable him/her to examine sentences and smaller passages in the original language and to check translations.

The  course aims to give  scholars access to Kierkegaard in his original language recognizing that many subtleties are lost in translation. However, learning a language is a time-consuming process and this course can only serve as an appetizer that hopes to nourish a desire to further explore Kierkegaard’s works in Danish.

The class meets 3 hours a day for four weeks, Monday-Friday, and homework can be expected to take 1–2 hours a day. A certificate is awarded after finishing the course. This course is not an official course of St. Olaf College and does not confer official institutional course credit.  Students and scholars beginning their study of  Danish are welcome to apply.  The course was originally  created and has been taught in the past  by Dr. Sinead B.L. Knox, a native speaker, Kierkegaard scholar, and former fellow at the Hong Kierkegaard Library.

To apply for Summer 2015:
To apply for the course in 2015, please notify Cynthia Lund at  lundc@stolaf.edu as soon as possible and no later than March 15,2015. The course fee is $1200 with a $300 deposit due by March 1 to hold your place in the class. Housing for participants is provided on the St. Olaf campus. A minimum of 10 students is needed to hold the class.

If you are also accepted as a Summer Fellow, the cost of the course will be reduced to $900. Applications must be received by March 15, 2015 for the Summer Fellows Program.

Danish Kierkegaard Course, 2014 Class:

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