KIERKEGAARD READ ALOUD Kierkegaard can be hard to understand, but it might be easier when read aloud?

| Tuesday d. 20. Dec. 2016 | Nedergade 12, Odense C | Price: 0 Kr. | This week’s guest recommendation is wirtten by: Johanne Kohlmetz | Translated by: Pil Lindgreen

Location: StudieStuen
Organizer: StudieStuen

I read aloud just the other day. Being a 21-year old childless (god, that's a sad word - voluntary, happy childlessness of course!) woman living alone, I rarely find myself in a situation where reading aloud comes naturally. 

But the other day I was sitting in my friend's bathroom while they were showering on the other side if the curtain. And there, enveloped in fog and steam, I began reading aloud from a car magazine, which was quickly replaced by the first chapter if a novel I just started. And then it hit me; how different our experiences of the text were on either side of that shower curtain: me, experiencing something else than I would have if I had just read the words silently; him, getting a version of the text filtered through the interpretation of my intonation, voice and my pauses. Naturally, the fact that we were in a bathroom added something to the experience. But still.

Reading aloud is something special. It can make complicated and knotty texts easier to understand, not least when the reader knows the text and is able to add their knowledge to the interpretation while reading aloud. I can't claim to have mastered the works of Kierkegaard to an extent where I'd be confirtable reading them aloud, but that is just what StudieStuen is offering on this Wednesday.

One of my other recommendations this week suggests you stay at home and get your life together before Christmas. But if you should decide to head out anyway, I suggest a round of reading aloud from Kierkegaard.

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Written by Johanne Kohlmetz

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