Ashgate celebrates Kierkegaard’s 200th birthday with a special offer on volumes in the ‘Kierkegaard Research’ series

Posted by Sarah Stilwell, Senior Marketing Executive

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Kierkegaard’s birth Ashgate is offering all titles in the Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources series at 20% discount until the end of 2013.

The Kierkegaard Research Series is edited by Jon Stewart of the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre Foundation, and is a multi volume series dedicated to a systematic coverage of all aspects of Kierkegaard Studies.

Interdisciplinary in nature, the series combines articles on philosophy, theology, literature, psychology and history written by the leading international Kierkegaard scholars arranged into thematically organised volumes. Each volume contains a detailed introduction, written by the editors, which traces the history of the given theme in Kierkegaard studies and an extensive index making it easy to find where the specific themes, works and persons are treated.

The series is divided into three main parts: ‘Kierkegaard’s Sources’ includes articles which perform source-work research in order to discover and document the numerous sources of Kierkegaard’s thought; ‘Kierkegaard’s Reception’ includes articles treating the countless aspects of the reception of Kierkegaard’s thought and writings in the different research traditions; the third section is for reference works including an extensive bibliography of works on Kierkegaard and a volume containing a list of the books Kierkegaard owned as they appear in the auction catalogue of his library.

To date Ashgate has published over 30 titles in this series, which is the most important, significant and comprehensive publishing treatment in English of the work and impact of Søren Kierkegaard.

The success of the Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources series was emphasised recently in the Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter

‘The editing is of the highest academic standards. The bibliographies are also an important contribution to Kierkegaard research in their own right. It is a very helpful feature that they include page references to the works in Kierkegaard’s own library that discuss the writer at hand. For instance, if you want to know what other views on Shakespeare Kierkegaard would have known about through his own book collection, you can find the references here. The bibliographies also include excellent references to secondary literature. The general editor Jon Stewart together with his co-editors must be thanked for orchestrating such a vast undertaking. Their work is nothing less than a largesse to the future of Kierkegaard scholarship.’

Kierkegaard's influence on literature, criticism and artIn 2013 Ashgate publishes five new titles in Volume 12 of the series which focus on the theme of Kierkegaard’s Influence on Literature, Criticism and Art.

For more information on this series please visit our website where you can also find details of our special offer.

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