Troy Wellington Smith is a PhD candidate in the Department of Scandinavian. He received his BA in English literature and history from Swarthmore College, and went on to earn an MS in library science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.He also has an MA in English literature from the University of Mississippi, where he focused on the intertextuality of Søren Kierkegaard and Anglophone literature, writing a thesis entitled “Kierkegaard and Byron: Disability, Irony, and the Undead.” At Berkeley, he has taught Reading and Composition courses on Hans Christian Andersen and the Danish Golden Age, and an elective on Kierkegaard. His articles have appeared in The Byron Journal, The Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter, Kierkegaard in Process, Acta Kierkegaardiana, Scandinavian Studies, The Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, The Literary Encyclopedia, Anderseniana, Libraries: Culture, History, and Society, and RomantiK. He has been a visiting researcher at the Søren Kierkegaard Centre of the University of Copenhagen, and a Summer Fellow at the Hong Kierkegaard Library of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He is spending the winter semester in Germany as an Institute of European Studies fellow at the University of Greifswald.