Joakim Garff

Joakim Garff

Associate professor, head of centre

Joakim Garff is Associate Professor and writer at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen and has been a co-editor of Søren Kierkegaards Skrifter [Søren Kierkegaard's Writings] in 55 vols. Garff is the author of SAK, an award winning biography of Kierkegaard, which has been translated into a number of languages; into English as Søren Kierkegaard: A Biography (Princeton University Press, 2005). From 1992 to 1999 Garff was Chair of the Danish Kierkegaard Society. Most recent book is Regines gåde. Historien om Kierkegaards forlovede og Schlegels hustru (2013) [The Riddle of Regine: The Story about Kierkegaard's Fiancée and Schlegel's Wife]. Currently Garff is working on the research-project Nisus formativus, concerning Kierkegaard's concept of self-identity and his critical approach to culture.

Primary fields of research

• Kierkegaard Studies
• Danish Golden Age
• Aesthetics
• Biography
• Hermeneutics

Current research

Nisus formativus. Dannelse, identitetsdannelse og dannelseskritik

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Regines gåde: historien om Kierkegaards forlovede og Schlegels hustru

    Garff, J., 2013, Gad. 478 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Alle tiders Kierkegaard: 200 år med en global dansker

    Garff, J., 2013, Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag. 266 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

  3. Published

    ”’Perfectibilitet’: Signalement af en tvetydig term”

    Garff, J., 2010, At være sig selv nærværende: Festskrift til Niels Jørgen Cappelørn. Garff, J., Rocca, E. & Søltoft, P. (eds.). Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag, p. 30-50 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  4. Published

    Dannelse, identitetsdannelse og dannelseskritik

    Garff, J., 2008, At komme til sig selv. 15 portrætter af danske dannelsestænkere . Gad, p. 106-138 32 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

  5. Published

    Lo buffo dello spirito o Ab posse ad esse. Kierkegaard: Teatro, formazione e deconstruzione

    Garff, J., 2008, In : Nota Bene, quaderni di studi kierkegaardiani. 6, p. 107-129

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    "What did I find? Not my I": On Kierkegaard's Journals and the Pseudonymous Autobiography

    Garff, J., 2003, In : Kierkegaard Studies. p. 110-124

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  7. Published

    SAK: Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. En biografi

    Garff, J., 2000, Gad. 740 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

  8. Published

    "To produce was my life": Problems and Perspectives within the Kierkegaardian Biography

    Garff, J., 1997, In : Kierkegaard Studies. Monography series. 1, p. 75-93

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Skriftbilleder: Søren Kierkegaards journaler, notesbøger, hæfter, ark, lapper og strimler

    Cappelørn, N. J., Garff, J. & Kondrup, J., 1996, København: Gad. 179 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

  10. Published

    Forfatternes Forfatter

    Garff, J., 1995, Kierkegaards Æstetik. Garff, J., Tøjner, P. E. & Dehs, J. (eds.). p. 69-125

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    "Den Søvnløse": Kierkegaard læst æstetisk/biografisk

    Garff, J., 1995, København: Hans Reitzels Forlag. 440 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Det æstetiske hos Kierkegaard: dets flertydighed og dets rolle i hans teologiske tænkning

    Garff, J., 1992, In : Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift. 1, p. 36-55

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    "My dear reader!": Kierkegaard read with Restrained Affection

    Garff, J., 1991, In : Studia Theologica. 45, p. 127-147

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    The eyes of Argus: The Point of View and Points of View with Respect to Kierkegaard's 'Activity as an Author'

    Garff, J., 1998, Kierkegaard: A Critical Reader. Blackwell Publishing, p. 75-102

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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