SUMMER SCHOLAR NEWS: … Scholars’ Seminars Videos below
Happy belated Wedding!
Kierkegaard Scholar Susanne and her husband Lasse were recently married. As a part of the Kierkegaard family, we naturally could not let this exciting event go by without a little celebration. After one of our seminars, we brought out some gifts and cake to commemorate their vows of love! Our gift to them were a pair of Hong Kierkegaard Library shirts and, of course, Works of Love by S.K.
Janaki Challa earned her BA from Trinity College (’11), and an MA in Religious Studies from New York University (’14). She is interested in artistic and literary uses of Kierkegaard in popular culture, and is currently working on a book of creative essays dealing with anxiety, coming of age, and Kierkegaard. Her work has appeared in NPR, Rolling Stone, VICE, Departures, among other outlets, and she has worked at TIME Inc., The Daily Beast, Daily Mail (Elite Daily), Newsweek/IBT, and IBM. She is the recipient of a 2019-2020 Fulbright award to Romania, where she will continue working on her book.
Dante Clementi, ‘18, graduated with a BA/MA from Johns Hopkins University in Philosophy. His first summer at the Hong Kierkegaard Library ignited his interest in Kierkegaard’s scholarship. He is back at the library for a second summer in a row to prepare for his graduate work this upcoming Fall at Boston College as he will be studying under the distinguished Kierkegaard Scholar Prof. Venessa Rumble.
Jakub Marek, Philosophy Professor at Charles University in Prague, is organizing the Prague Philosophy Summer School hosted by the Philosophy Department. This five-day series of lectures and master classes focuses on the topic of subjectivity in the works of Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. This summer he is visiting the Hong Kierkegaard Library with two of his doctoral students, Jan Potocek and Tatiana Badurova.
Barney Riggs received his BA with honors in Philosophy at the University of West England and then his MA at the University of Copenhagen. Currently he is working on obtaining his PhD at the University of Sheffield on Kierkegaard’s concept of busyness. He is currently a member of the Centre for Engaged Philosophy at USheffield and an editor of Kierkegaard in Process, the Kierkegaard Student Journal. In the Fall of this year, he will be speaking on the topic of Kierkegaard and capitalism in York, UK at a conference on philosophy and economics.
Linden Smith, ‘18, graduated from St. Olaf with a degree in Music and Religion. In his spare time he took as many philosophy courses as possible and developed a keen interest in Kierkegaard’s theological subject matter. After taking a gap year from academia, his is jumping head first into graduate studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His main interest
SUMMER SCHOLARS’ SEMINARS:
- Thomas J. Gilbert (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)
- Tatiana Badurova (Friday, July 12, 2019)
- UTECH SEMINAR: Jacob Howland (July 10-11, 2019)
- Day 2: Thursday July 11
- Day 1: Wednesday July 10
- Troy Wellington Smith (Tuesday, July 9, 2019)
- Patrick Derdahl (Tuesday, July 2, 2019)
- Clay Snell (Thursday, June 27,2019)
- Amber Bowen (Tuesday, June 25, 2019)
- Lucas Lazzaretti (Thursday, June 20, 2019)