The Reed, run through St. Olaf's Howard Hong Kierkegaard Library, functions as a forum for Existential themes at the undergraduate level throughout the United States and abroad. The undergraduate editors of this journal are committed to considering submissions by Existentialist thinkers struggling with the alienation that comes with the freedom and learning of college. Our hope is to create both a textual and visual space where Existentialism can be explored through various mediums. As an interdisciplinary journal, we aim to include varied interpretations of existentialism; essays, as well as poetry, short fiction, literary criticism, religious discourse, psychological analysis, and visual art. Because this is an undergraduate journal, we attempt to offer selections hitting on various levels of the broad theme of Existentialism while maintaining a cohesive intellectual rigor present throughout the discipline. We also seek to include a range of understanding of Existentialism, from the novice to the relative expert, from the artistic, to the critical.
For excerpts from past issues and other resources, see the ARCHIVES.
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