Kierkegaard Research & Writing
As an independent scholar, I have no institutional backing when I take on projects like this. Essentially I take a two week unpaid “vacation” to go to Northfield and work on my own project. The Kierkegaard Library generously gives me a place to stay, which is a big part of what makes these study trips feasible. As you might imagine, though, it is not enough to make up for the loss of income and the cost of travel, and there is always a part of me that wonders when I will simply have to give it up. At the same time, undertaking serious, sustained research while juggling my “day jobs” is also becoming more and more unrealistic. One thing I know from past experience is that the work I can accomplish in two weeks at St. Olaf would take me months at home.
And so, I am asking for help. You read my writing (or at least I imagine you do, or else you wouldn’t be on this page right now). You enjoy the fruits of my labor as a writer, much of which I give away freely online.
Can you help me keep at it? I am raising funds to help cover the basics: airfare, food, and a small stipend. Think of it as a community funded artist grant.
While I am at St. Olaf, you can expect daily dispatches at Selfies on Life’s Way (tinykierkegaard.tumblr.com ), where I will share photos and quotations from what I’m discovering. I will also be writing a longer report from the field at the end of each week on my main blog, femmonite.com , sharing in greater depth about what I’ve been reading that week.
Everyone who contributes, regardless of amount, will get a personalized shout-out from Tiny Kierkegaard (pictured) at Selfies on Life’s Way.
Thank you, as always, for all the ways your support my work.
Thank you, thank you, thank you...I can't say it enough times. Love to all,
As further incentive for those still considering a contribution, and as a thank you to everyone, once I have reached my funding goal, I will publish my essay "Thinking Against Oneself: Kierkegaard's Godly Satire and the Art of Nonfiction," on my blog. This essay was presented at the Kierkegaard and the Present Age conference in November 2013, and I think it's about time it saw a wider readership.
Again, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!