Mussett, Shannon M.
Title:
Associate Professor
Office:
LA 121
Phone:
(801) 863-6264
Fax:
(801) 863-6146
Mail Code:
173


Last Updated: 8/27/14 -

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Shannon M. Mussett has been at UVU since 2003.

 

EDUCATION:
Ph.D. in Philosophy from Villanova University, 2002
M.A. in Philosophy from Villanova University, 1998
B.A. in Philosophy from Goucher College, 1996
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
Utah Valley University,
       Associate Professor - 2009 - present 
       Assistant Professor - 2003-2009
Bryn Mawr College, Instructor - 2002-2003
Villanova University, Instructor - 1998-2002
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
The American Philosophical Association
The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
The Comparative Continental Philosophy Circle 
The Beauvoir Circle
The Society for Philosophy and Geography
PhiloSOPHIA 
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:  

Edited Collections

Beauvoir and the History of Philosophy from Plato to Butler. Co-edited with William Wilkerson. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012.

The Contradictions of Freedom: Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Mandarins.” Co-edited with Sally J. Scholz. Albany: SUNY Press, 2005.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Irrationality, Entropy and Nature: The Aesthetic Collision of Hegel and Smithson,” in Rendezvous with the Sensuous: Readings on Aesthetics. Eds. Linda Ardito and John Murungi. Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

“The Literary Grounding of Metaphysics: Beauvoir and Plato on Philosophical Fiction,” in Beauvoir and the History of Philosophy from Plato to Butler. Eds. Shannon M. Mussett and William Wilkerson. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012.

“Irony and the Work of Art: Hegelian Legacies in Robert Smithson,” Evental Aesthetics, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012: 45-73.

“Nature and Anti-Nature in Simone de Beauvoir’s Philosophy,” Philosophy Today, Vol. 53, Supplement, 2009: 130-137.

“Conditions of Servitude: The Peculiar Role of the Master-Slave Dialectic in Simone de Beauvoir’s, The Second Sex,” The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Critical Essays. Ed. Margaret A. Simons. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

“Ageing and Existentialism: Simone de Beauvoir and the Limits of Freedom,” Death and Anti-Death, Volume 4: Twenty Years After De Beauvoir, Thirty Years After Heidegger. Ed. Charles Tandy. Palo Alto: Ria University Press, 2006.

“Personal Choice and the Seduction of the Absolute in The Mandarins,” in The Contradictions of Freedom: Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Mandarins.” Eds. Sally J. Scholz and Shannon M. Mussett. Albany: SUNY Press, 2005.

“On the Threshold of History: The Role of Nature and Africa in Hegel’s Philosophy” in Tensional Landscapes: The Dynamics of Boundaries and Placements. Eds. Gary Backhaus and John Murungi. Lanham: Lexington Books, March 2003.

 Reprinted:

The American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience. Ed. John McClendon and George Yancy. Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 2003: 39-46.

“Expressions of Negativity: Simone de Beauvoir’s Response to Hegelian Freedom,” Essays in Celebration of the Founding of the Organization of Phenomenological Organizations. Ed. CHEUNG, Chan-Fai, Ivan Chvatik, Ion Copoeru, Lester Embree, Julia Iribarne, & Hans Rainer Sepp. Web-Published at www.o-p-o.net, 2003.

Introductions and Encyclopedia Entries

Introduction, co-authored with William S. Wilkerson, in Beauvoir and the History of Philosophy from Plato to Butler. Co-edited with William Wilkerson. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012.

“Simone de Beauvoir.” Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe Since 1914 –

Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction. Eds. Jay Winter and John Merriman. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2006.

Introduction, co-authored with Sally J. Scholz, in The Contradictions of Freedom: Philosophical Essays on Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Mandarins.” Eds. Sally J. Scholz and Shannon M. Mussett. Albany: SUNY Press, 2005.

Introduction to “An Existentialist Looks at Americans,” in Philosophical Writings by Simone de Beauvoir. Eds. Margaret A. Simons and Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.              

“Simone de Beauvoir.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/b/beauvoir.htm#top, 2003.

Popular Culture

“Simone de Beauvoir,” NPR’s Philosophy Talk, Radio Interview, 3-9-2014.

 “Berserker in a Skirt: Sex and Gender in D&D,” in Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy. Ed. Christopher Robichaud. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.

Book Reviews

 “Facing Human Finitude,” Review of Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity by Sonia Kruks. The Review of Politics, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2013: 143-145.

Review of The Domestication of Derrida: Rorty, Pragmatism and Deconstruction, by

Fabbri Lorenzo. Comparative and Continental Philosophy Vol. 2 No. 2, 2010: 311-12.

Forthcoming

Introduction to “A Review of The Elementary Structures of Kinship by Claude Levi-Strauss” in Feminist Writings by Simone de Beauvoir. Eds. Margaret A. Simons and Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, forthcoming, 2014.

“Broken Circuits of Selfhood: The Failure of Female Identity in Beauvoir’s Fiction,” in The Blackwell Companion to Simone de Beauvoir. Eds. Nancy Bauer and Laura Hengehold. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, forthcoming, 2015

“Freedom and the Intentionality of Consciousness in Sartre and Beauvoir,” in Incorporation: Essays in Late Existentialism. Ed. Gregory Hoskins, forthcoming, 2015

Review of Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror by Bonnie Mann. philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, forthcoming, 2015.

 RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy (particularly French Existentialism and German Idealism), Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy (Ancient and Modern), Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory, Aesthetics.