Richard Hayes is a graduate of St Patrick's College Maynooth (BA [English and Philosophy], MA [English]) and of University College Dublin (PhD). He has been working in higher education since 1993 and at WIT since September 2000.
Dr Richard Hayes has published a number of articles and book chapters on American theatre, American cinema, Irish poetry and Irish literature. He is a member of the "Performing the Region" research team currently working on a number of projects relating to the theatre of Waterford city and the larger region. He has also engaged in research on higher education policy.
Dr Richard Hayes has taught in a number of higher education institutions in Ireland, including Mater Dei Institute of Education, NUI Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, as well as in WIT.
Dr Richard Hayes is currently the Vice President for Strategy at WIT. He was formerly Head of Humanities (2012-2016), Assistant Registrar (2006-2012) and Head of the Department of Languages, Tourism and Sports (2003-2006). He was recruited to WIT in 2000 as a lecturer in Communications. He has previously held full-time lecturing posts in the English departments of the Mater Dei Institute of Education (1996-2000) and NUI Maynooth (1995-1996). He is a member of the Institute's Executive Board.
“"Artistic Vision and Regional Resistance: The Gods Are Angry, Miss Kerr and the Red Kettle Theatre Company, a Case Study" (with Una Kealy). The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, ed. Eamonn Jordan and Eric Weitz (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
“Sergei Eisenstein, Hollywood and Tennessee Williams’s “Plastic Theatre.” Tennessee Williams and Europe: Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges, ed. John Bak (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Press, 2014), 89-107.
“‘Don’t Turn the Light On!’: Tennessee Williams, Illness and Popular Culture.” The Scourges of the South? Essays on “The Sickly South” in History, Literature, and Popular Culture, eds. Thomas Ærvold Bjerre, Beata Zawadka (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2014), 149-64.
“Belonging in The Wire.” Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging, eds. Teresa Botelho and Iolanda Ramos (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2013), 176-188.
“On Reading.” Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society, ed. S. Gottlober (2011), 17-37
“Clifford Odets and the Movies.” Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos [Seville], vol. 14 (2009-10), 67-80.
“Towards a ‘New Stagecraft’: Eugene O’Neill and Some Aspects of the Early Narrative Cinema”, The Eugene O’Neill Review, vol. 31 (2009), 51-9.
“‘These Three’: the Influence of Greg Toland and William Wyler on Lillian Hellman”, Literature-Film Quarterly, 37: 3 (2009), 176-183. Reprinted in Critical Insights: Lillian Hellman, ed. Carl Rollyson (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2011), pp.157-168.
“‘The Commercial Mob Amusement Racket’: Eugene O’Neill and Hollywood Cinema,” The Irish Reader, eds. P. Denman, M. Hinds, M. Kelleher (Dublin: Otior Press, 2007), 39-47.
“‘Between the Country and the City’: Ireland and Suburbia in Guiltrip,” Living at the Edge, Living at the Centre: Ireland, Newfoundland, the Francophone World: the Birth of a New Demarginalised Creativity, eds. C. O’Dowd-Smyth and M. Thackray (Cornerbrook, Newfoundland/Waterford: Scop/WIT, 2006)
“‘The Scope of the Movies’: Three Films and their Influence on Eugene O’Neill,” The Eugene O’Neill Review, vol. 25 (2003)
“Film Studies in the Undergraduate Curriculum” (with Paula Quigley et al), Film and Film Culture, 2 (2003)
“Stanley Kubrick: a conversation” (with Gene Phillips, James Howard, Chris Morash), Film and Film Culture, 1 (2002)
“‘A Godless Country’: Religion in Gerald Stembridge’s Guiltrip”, REA: a journal of religion, education and the arts, I (2000)
“‘The Hero of My Own Life’: Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark”, Making it New: Essays on the New Leaving Certificate Programme, ed. M. Kelleher (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2000)
[Co-edited with Chris Morash] “Fearful Realities”: New Perspectives on the Famine (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1996)
Modules 1 to 11, NDEC Diploma in Arts: Literature 3: the Literatures of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Dublin: National Distance Education Centre, 1995) [Second edition, 1996; third edition, 2003]
“‘The Night Side of Nature’: Henry Ferris, Writing the Dark Gods of Silence”, Literature and the Supernatural: Essays for the Maynooth Bicentenary, ed. B. Cosgrove (Dublin: Columba Press, 1995)
“Place, Class and the Remapping of Higher Education in Ireland.” Higher Education in Transformation conference, Dublin Castle, Dublin. 30 October 2018.
“Community Theatre and Performing Urban Identities” Cities as Community Spaces Conference: Third International Conference on Cultural Relations in Europe and the Mediterranean, 23-25 November 2016, Valetta, Malta
“Violence and the Act of Reading JG Ballard.” Voix Anglophones: Littérature et Esthétique [VALE] conference, 9-11 April 2015, Universite Paris-Sorbonne, Paris,.
““Performing a City: Longing and Belonging on the Waterford Stage” [with Una Kealy] European Network for Comparative Literary Studies 6th Biennial Conference. Dublin City University, 24-28 August 2015
“The Beast in the Jungle: the Humanities in the Future Irish Higher Education Landscape”. Higher Education in Transformation conference, Dublin Castle, Dublin. 30 March 2015.
“From Wexford to Savannah: An Inter-Region Migration Pathway” [with Howard Keeley, Steven Engel, Sean Reidy]. American Conference for Irish Studies, Latitudes: Irish Studies in International Contexts. 11-14 June 2014, Dublin.
“Performing Waterford: Notes on Theatre and Experience in an Irish City”. European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies Conference, 6 June 2013, Galway.
“Performing the Archive: Red Kettle Theatre Company, Waterford” [with Una Kealy and Kate McCarthy], Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference, 26-28 October 2012, Galway.
“’Don’t Turn the Light On!’: Tennessee Williams, Blanche duBois and Popular Culture.” European Association of American Studies Conference , March 30-April 2, 2012, Izmir, Turkey.
“Tennessee Williams and Sergei Eisenstein.” Tennessee Williams in Europe: a Centenary Celebration. Théories et pratiques de l’interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones Conference, June 24-25 2011, Nancy, France.
“The Industry-Ready Graduate: an evaluation of the Higher Diploma in Television Production” [with Miriam Mulrennan] Education Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, April 14-16 2011, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin.
“Clifford Odets and the Theatre of the Great Depression.” WIT Research Day, April 13 2011.
“Belonging in The Wire”. Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging Symposium, University of Lisbon, Portugal, December 3-4 2010 [by proxy]
“Rage Against the Machine: Pearse, Managerialism and the Re-imagined University.” Creative Thinking: Re-Imagining the University. 8th Galway Symposium on Higher Education, June 9-June 10 2010, National University of Ireland, Galway,
“Tennessee Williams and the Cinema: some examples of influence.” British Association for American Studies Annual Conference, April 8-April 11 2010, School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich
“Clifford Odets and Movie Violence”, Conference of the American Theatre and Drama Society, Cadiz, Spain, May 2009
“‘Homemade Forms’: Clifford Odets and Hollywood”, Conference of the Irish Association for American Studies, Maynooth, April 2008
“Aspects of Framework Implementation at Waterford Institute of Technology”, Accreditation and Assessment in Irish Higher Education, NQAI/HETAC Conference, Maynooth, January 2007