Exploring Kierkegaard in Minnesota

Kierkegaard letterWhat: Exploring Kierkegaard in Minnesota

When: May 9 – August 31, 2013

Where: Government Publications, Basement level, Wilson Library

Free and open to the public

Hours and location.

This exhibit covers four themes to note the 200th anniversary of Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855).

  • Kierkegaard’s Life and Letters
  • Studying Kierkegaard (the scholars with Minnesota, and mostly U of M connections)
  • Translating Kierkegaard (accomplished by Prof. David Swenson and his wife Lillian), and also recognizing one of Prof. Swenson’s students, Dr. Howard Hong, who with his wife Edna, translated Kierkegaard’s entire œuvre and whose book collection is the foundation of the Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield MN.
  • Collections in MN – featuring U Archives, U Rare Books, Wilson, and digital collections, all at the U of M, plus the aforementioned Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf, and other ways to obtain materials from local libraries.

The exhibit features Kierkegaard’s 19th-century published works including books published during his lifetime, scanned copies of hand- and typewritten correspondence between Prof. Swenson and his editors and colleagues, and some memorabilia from U of M programs featuring University of Minnesota faculty and librarians.


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