Philosophy Department Faculty

Vanessa Parks Rumble

Associate Professor




Vanessa Rumble joined the philosophy faculty in 1989. She served as translator and member of the editorial board for the English language edition of Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks (12 volumes, Princeton University Press, 2007-2020) and founded and directed Boston College’s Psychoanalytic Studies Program (2004-08; 2011-2020).

Selected Articles

“Kierkegaard and King on Passion: In the Narrow Straits of Time,” in Taking Kierkegaard Personally: First Person Responses, ed. James Lorentzen and Gordon Marino, Macon: Mercer University Press, 2020.

“Why Moriah? On Weaning and the Trauma of Transcendence,” in Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling: A Critical Guide, ed. Daniel W. Conway, Cambridge University Press, 2015.