English Department at UNLV



John A. Hay

John A. Hay
John A. Hay

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Assistant Professor


  • B.A. (summa cum laude) — University of Pittsburgh (2007)
  • M.A. (English Literature) — Columbia University (2008)
  • M.Phil. (English Literature) — Columbia University (2010)
  • PhD (English Literature) — Columbia University (2013)

Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

John Hay, Assistant Professor of English, specializes in nineteenth-century American literature. His scholarly interests also include the history of ideas, the history of science, literary realism, and narratology. His current book-in-progress, “Uncanny Historicism: Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature,” examines how American writers imagined the nation’s position in history. Prof. Hay’s essays and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Literature in the Early American Republic,Philosophy and Literature, the Journal of the Early Republic, ESQ, and the Oxford Handbook of Jack London.