Selected Talks

2020

"The Challenges of Feminism," Public Lecture Series, Ship Pub, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (February 2020)

2019

"Between Weltanschauung and Weltwissenschaft: A Phenomenological Consideration of the Intersectional Critique of Feminism," Colloquium Series, Department of Philosophy, Memorial University (November 2019)

"Existential Phenomenology and the Challenge of Intersectionality," Diverse Lineages of Existentialism II, George Washington University (June 2019)

"The Decline of Royal Authority in Ibn Khaldûn's Muqaddimah," Toronto Summer Seminar: Desert Courage and Urban Craft: Character and Culture in the Muqaddimah of Ibn Khaldûn, Toronto (June 2019)

2018

"The Right and the Righteous: Hegel on Confession, Forgiveness, and the Necessary Imperfection of Political Action," Keynote Lecture, Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, Mount Royal University (November 2018); Memorial University Philosophy Colloquium (September 2018)

"Sartre and the Character of Collective Praxis," Toronto Summer Seminar: Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason (June 2018)

"Themes in Sophocles' Antigone," Classics and Conversation Hour, Department of Classics, Memorial University (March 2018)

"Hegel on Tragedy and the Character of Freedom," Keynote Lecture, Eastern Michigan University (March 2018)

"Hegel and the Possibility of Intercultural Criticism," Philosophy Colloquium, Pennsylvania State University (January 2018)

2017

Respondent, Book Session: Mary Rawlinson, Just Life: Bioethics and the Future of Sexual Difference, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Memphis, TN (October 2017)

"Feminism and the Ambiguities of Sexual Experience," Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (October 2017)

"Hegel on Tragedy and the Character of Freedom," Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Ryerson University (June 2017)

"Desiring Law, Desiring Significance: Kristeva on the Nature of Freedom," Canadian Philosophical Association (May 2017)

2016

Book Session: Shannon Hoff, The Laws of the Spirit: A Hegelian Theory of Justice, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (October 2016)

"Property and Contract in Kant's Metaphysics of Morals," Toronto Summer Seminar: Kant's Practical Philosophy (May 2016)

"Hegel on Freedom and Tragedy," University of Maine (April 2016)

"Desiring the Law: Kristeva on Authority and Freedom," Memorial University of Newfoundland (March 2016)

Book Session: Shannon Hoff, The Laws of the Spirit: A Hegelian Theory of Justice, Institute for Christian Studies/Wycliffe College, Toronto (February 2016)

2015

"What is Freedom? On Art, Tragedy, and Politics," Public Lecture in Philosophy Series, Ship Inn, St. John's, Newfoundland (December 2015)

"Music and Freedom in Hegel's Aesthetics," Toronto Summer Seminar: Hegel's Aesthetics (June 2015)

"The Future of Feminism," Northeastern Hill University, Shillong, India (April 2015)

"Hegel and the Possibility of Intercultural Criticism," Tezpur University, Tezpur, India (April 2015)

"Kristeva on the Politics of Revolt," American Comparative Literature Association (March 2015)

"Heidegger, 'World,' and the Nature of Political Life," Agora Society, University of Toronto (December 2015)

"Money, Capital, and Freedom: Marx on the Dialectic of Capitalism," Trent University, Peterborough (November 2015)

2014

"From Ideal to Action to Critique: On Derrida and the Terms of Feminism," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (October 2014)

"Hegel on Art and Tragedy," Global Center for Advanced Studies, Grand Rapids, MI (June 2014)

"Hegel and the Possibility of Intercultural Criticism," Calvin College, Grand Rapids (April 2014); Northern Arizona University (April 2014)

"Hegel's Phenomenology and Intercultural Criticism," Simon Fraser University (March 2014)

"Plato's Laches and the Forms of Human Interaction," Southern Illinois University (January 2014)

"Rights and Worlds: On the Political Significance of Belonging," Philosophy Colloquium, Southern Illinois University (January 2014); Philosophy Colloquium, University of Guelph (January 2014)

2013

"Community, Conscience, and Critique," Galatasaray University, Istanbul (December 2013)

"Hegel and the Possibility of Intercultural Criticism," Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin (Dec. 2013)

"Hegel on Law and Agency," Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (October 2013)

"Tragic Subjectivity in Romantic Art," Institute for the History of Philosophy, Emory University (June 2013)

"Hegel and the Legal Conditions of Action," Frontiers of Philosophy: 42 Years of Stony Brook Philosophy Department PhDs (April 2013)

"Inheriting Identity and Practising Transformation: The Time of Feminist Politics," Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India (March 2013)

"Hegel's Concept of Ethicality," Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, India (March 2013)

"Pain and Agency: A Critique of Liberal Political Ontology," Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India (March 2013)

2012

"Hegel and the Politics of Recognition," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (November 2012)

"Rights and Worlds," Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (October 2012)

"Attachment and Detachment: Education in Book VII of Plato's Republic," Toronto Summer Seminar: Plato's Republic (June 2012)

"From Principle to Feminist Practice," philoSOPHIA (April 2012)

"Hegel and the Legal Conditions of Action," Hegel Society of America, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division (April 2012)

"The Necessity and Inadequacy of Rights: Personhood, Community, and Critique," Social Justice and Human Rights Conference, Institute for Christian Studies (April 2012)

2011

"The Ethics and Politics of Conscience," Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (October 2011)

"Authority and Consent in Locke's Political Philosophy," Toronto Summer Seminar: John Locke and Adam Smith: The Political Economy of Modernity (June 2011)

"'Where do you come from and where are you going?': Recognition as the Inauguration of Human Transformation," philoSOPHIA (May 2011)

"Inheriting Identity and Practising Transformation: The Time of Feminist Politics," Toronto Interfaculty Colloquium, Institute for Christian Studies and Toronto School of Theology (February 2011)

2010

"On Law, Transgression, and Forgiveness: Hegel and the Politics of Liberalism," at the American Philosophical Association Conference (December 2010)

"Inheriting Identity and Practising Transformation: The Time of Feminist Politics," at philoSOPHIA, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (November 2010)

"Fichte on the Right of Nations and Cosmopolitan Right," Toronto Summer Seminar: Recognition and Right in Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right (June 2010)

2009

"Artificial Respiration: On Life, Environment and Machine," Blackwood Art Gallery Art Talks, University of Toronto-Mississauga (November 2009)

"Law, Love, and Life: Forgiveness and the Transformation of Politics," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (October 2009)

"The Colonization of Significance and the Future of Identity: Fanon, Derrida, and Democracy-to-Come," Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (October 2009); philoSOPHIA (June 2009)

"Augustine's Hermeneutics: Biblical Rhetoric in the Confessions," Toronto Summer Seminar: The Psychology of Conversion in St. Paul and St. Augustine (June 2009)

"The Ethics and Politics of Conscience," Inaugural Address, Institute for Christian Studies (May 2009)

"The Ideal Nation and the Real Nation: Revolution, Institution, and World-Building Reason," Ontario Hegel Society Conference (March 2009)

2008

"Violence and Democracy in Derrida's Rogues," Toronto Summer Seminar: Derrida's Rogues: Democracy and Deconstruction (October 2008)

"Law, Love, and Life: Forgiveness and the Transformation of Politics," Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (October 2008)

"Crime, Punishment, and the Question of Authority in Hegel's Philosophy of Right," Distinguished Alumni Lecture, Stony Brook University (March 2008)

"Criminal Action: The Problem of Punishment in Hegel's Philosophy of Right," Ontario Hegel Society Conference (March 2008)

Contact

Shannon Hoff

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000