paula hayes

Paula Hayes

Instructor

Phone
901.678.2651
Fax
901.678.2226
Office
Patterson 117
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Education

  • Ph.D. Textual Studies/English University of Memphis, December 2008
  • M.A. Philosophy (Religion and American Society and Culture), University of Tennessee Knoxville, May 2000
  • B.A. Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, May 1998, summa cum laude and received most outstanding undergraduate for the religious studies department.

Academic Summary

Dr. Paula Hayes's composition practices in the classroom are rooted in teaching writing process; she instills in students that to write is to revise, and that without revision there is no 'authentic' writing taking place. She also incorporates the psychological educational theory of Growth Mindset into her classroom. She teaches developmental writing in the First Year Composition program. Her research interests in literature are focused on the aesthetic and historical divide/bridge between modernism and post-modernism as it relates to poetics. She is interested in understanding poetry as a form of public discourse and public rhetoric, the cultural role of the public poet as rhetorician, and the American consumption of public poetry.

Publications

Books/Academic Monographs:

  • Robert Lowell and the Confessional Voice. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2013.

Essays in Anthologies:

  • "The Iron Rod of Desire: Imagism and Modernism in Anna Margolin's Drunk from the Bitter Truth." In R. Horowitz (Ed.), Women Writers of Yiddish Literature Critical Essays (pp. 157-179). Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015.
  • "Letting Science Tell the Story" In L. McCullough (Ed.), A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race (pp. 107-114). Atlanta, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2015.

Peer Reviewed Interviews and Book Reviews:

  • Interview. "Gary Soto: Conversation with the Fresno Poet." Phatitude Literary Magazine: Special Edition, "What's in a Nombre?" 3.4 (2012): 119-125. Print.
  • "A Feminine Force of Nature: Diane DiPrima, Beat Poetry, and Ecocriticism." Platte Valley Review. 33.1 (2012): 221-229. Print.
  • Book Review. Kazim Ali's Fasting for Ramadan: Notes on a Spiritual Practice. Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal. 5.1 (2011). Online.

Creative Writing/Poetry:

  • "On Becoming a Poet." Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image. 9 (2017): 1. Print.
  • "The Dream." Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image. 9 (2017): 2. Print.
  • "Tree Mysticism." Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image. 9 (2017): 3. Print.
  • "Supplication." Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image. 9 (2017): 4. Print.
  • "Everybody Knows." Hispanic Culture Review. 18 (2012): 14. Print. Published out of George Mason University.
  • "The Language of Silence." Hispanic Culture Review. 18 (2012): 14. Print.  Published out of George Mason University.
  • "Damballah." Black Magnolias. 5.3 (2011): 49. Print.
  • "The Passage of Lucille." Black Magnolias. 5.3 (2011): 50-2. Print.
  • "Lucille Sketch 2." Black Magnolias. 5.3 (2011): 53-4. Print.
  • "Dear Emily." Black Magnolias. 5.3 (2011): 55-6. Print.
  • "Postcard: Sincerely From Viet Nam." The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Web. 1 April, 2011.
  • "Too Late to Contemplate Rebirth." Hispanic Culture Review. 17 (2010- 2011): 18. Print. Published out of George Mason University.
  • "Self-Portrait I." Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image. 5 (2011): 19. Print.
  • Black Magnolias. 5.3 (2011): 49-56. Print.
  • Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image.
  • "Agitation." Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image. 4 (2010): 3. Print.
  • "Woman in Blue." Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image. 4 (2010): 13. Print.
  • "Tonga" Hieroglyph: Art in Word and Image. 4 (2010): 58. Print.