Shannon HayesDr. Shannon Hayes

Assistant Professor
Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy

218 Humanities
(615) 963-5377

PhD, University of Oregon
MA, State University of New York, Stony Brook
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Shannon Hayes is an assistant professor of philosophy. She received her doctorate from University of Oregon in 2019, where her research focused on developing a philosophical account of melancholy as a reaction to loss that bears a unique temporal structure, political subjectivity, and relationship to creative, transformative activity.

Her research interests include phenomenology, critical theory, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, social and political philosophy, and feminist philosophy. She is an editor of Puncta: Journal of Critical Phenomenology

Selected Publications

“Merleau-Ponty’s Phantom Limbs and the Work of Involuntary Memory,” Epoché: Journal for the History of Philosophy. Forthcoming.

“Can Melancholy Be Heroic? Walter Benjamin and the Vicissitudes of Melancholy,” in Faces of Depression in Literature, edited by Josefa Ros Velasco. New York: Peter Lang. Forthcoming.

“On the Historico-Poetic Materialism of Benjamin and Celan,” Critical Horizons: Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory, 19.2 (2018): 125-139.

Classes Taught at TSU

PHIL 1030: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2500: Logical and Critical Reasoning