Library Committee


Appointed by St. Olaf President David Anderson, this committee serves as an advisory group to the Hong Kierkegaard Library.

 Danny Munoz-Hutchinson (Philosophy)

Danny is a scholar of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. He is interested in all aspects of ancient philosophy, but his primary research interests lie in issues related to the self and consciousness in late ancient philosophy. Cambridge University Press published his book Plotinus on Consciousness in Spring 2018.  Reviews can be found in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review and in the Notre Dame Philosophical Review and the International Journal of the Platonic Tradition  He is currently working on two projects pertaining to Plotinus’ ontology, an article on the composition of sensible particulars and one on the persistence of sensible particulars.

Corliss Swain (Philosophy)

Corliss Swain is a professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College who specializes in contemporary analytic metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of David Hume. She has published in Philosophical StudiesNous, and Hume Studies. Swain was Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the Hume Society from 2003-2008 and co-editor of Hume Studies, with Saul Traiger, from 2010 to 2015. She has served as the Philosophy Department chair and the Associate Dean for the Humanities at St. Olaf.

Jonathan Hill (emeriti, English)

Professor Jonathan Hill came to St. Olaf in 1969 for what he thought would be a year. He has stayed a lifetime. Hill has taught 18th- and 19th-century British literature, in particular the Romantic period, and contemporary Caribbean literature. In January 2006, he and his wife, Barbara, led St. Olaf Center for Lifelong Learning programs abroad to Barbados and St. Lucia, and in June 2008 they will lead a Study Travel program in England and Wales. Born in the very heart of England, Hill did his undergraduate and graduate work at Keble College, Oxford. He taught at University College, Dublin, and then at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Gordon Marino (ex-officio) – Curator

Gordon Marino is both a professor of philosophy and the curator of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College. He is the author of The Existentialist’s Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age, coeditor of The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard, and editor of Basic Writings of Existentialism, Ethics: The Essential Writings, and The Quotable Kierkegaard. A veteran boxing trainer, Marino is also an award-winning boxing writer for the Wall Street Journal and other outlets. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and many other domestic and international publications. He lives in Northfield, Minnesota.