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David Hayes

PhD from the Committee on Social Thought
The University of Chicago
On leave 2018/19
David Hayes received his B.A. in English from Kenyon College in 1992 and his PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago with a dissertation on Early Greek Lyric Poetry. He came to Bard College Berlin as a fellow in 2005.

Classes taught at Bard College Berlin
Core courses
  • Plato's Republic and Its Interlocutors (coordinator 2008, 2009)
  • Forms of Love
  • Property
  • Innocence and Experience
  • Objectivity and Self-Knowledge
  • Character
Electives and Foundational Modules
  • Short Dialogues of Plato
  • The Odyssey
  • Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Comedies of Remarriage
  • Poetry and Philosophy
  • Tragic Character
  • Huckleberry Finn
Coordinator of the 2010 Annual Conference: The Translator

General Teaching Interests:
Greek philosophy and literature, poetry

  • "The Iliad now," The New Criterion (September, 2015)
  • "Against critical thinking pedagogy," Arts and Humanities in Higher Education (2015)
  • "When BS Is a Virtue," The Chronicle of Higher Education (2014)
  • Three Translations of Theognis: "Not Even Zeus," "Those Wings of Yours," "Decline," The Utopian (2010-11)

Dr. David Hayes
Greek Philosophy and Literature
Phone: +49 30 43733 203
Email: d.hayes[at]berlin.bard.edu