A note to our readers:
For a movement that, officially speaking, is dead, there seems to be quite an interest in existential matters. Be it "virtual" or "extreme," be it "religious" or "narcotic," people today crave experience. Existentialism: (roughly speaking) thinking about one's existence. Because this is an interdisciplinary journal, we try to include various takes on Existentialism (creative writing, literary criticism, visual art, psychological analysis, philosophical and religious discourse) while maintaining a cohesive and intellectual rigor present throughout disciplines and genres. Because this is an undergraduate journal, we attempt to offer selections hitting on various levels of the very broad realm of Existentialism. Some readers have never encountered existential themes and lingo (at least not explicitly). Others are steeped in it. We hope we have allowed for you various points of entry in the following selections. Enjoy the reed.
Special thanks to:
SOC for generous funding through the CAP fee; Cynthia Lund our Den Mother, Gordon Marino our Faculty Advisor; the Hong Kierkegaard library for funding and physical and intellectual work space; Nietzsche for providing us with the will to publish; Jen Duchow for designing the Call for Papers; Libby Arnold for cover art; Westside Printing for their expert advice; Professors on other campuses for posting the Call for Papers; Albert Camus for not being a stranger; St. Olaf Philosophy department for nourishing our bodies with pizza and our minds with ontological proofs; and the Friends of the Kierkegaard Library for their interest and deep-reaching support.