David Hayes

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 PlatoThe OdysseyAristotle'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)