Beyond the Conversation

Category: Academic

Beyond the Conversation provides a setting in which to earnestly study and discuss literature, philosophy, history, religion, art, music, and politics based off of primary sources and scholarly commentary. Based off of the classroom Conversation programs offered, Beyond the Conversation allows students to pursue, as a group, an even deeper level of understanding. There is a full-semester schedule for the expected reading / studying / research undertaking members will do before each meeting, and each meeting will be a chance to discuss and converse about each undertaking. The group is open to ALL St. Olaf students, faculty, and staff, provided that they share a true passion for scholarship for the sake of scholarship. All members will actively engage with delight in each meeting and scholarly venture. Past literary adventures have included the entire New Oxford Bible, the major works of Plato, Crime and Punishment & Anna Karenina. Beyond the Conversation was established at St. Olaf in 2008, reestablished in 2014.

Meetings: Wednesdays from 6:00PM - 7:00PM


  • Treasurer: Paul Johnson (johnso9)
  • President: Danielle Sovereign (sovere1)

Last Updated: 9/3/17