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, The Postapocalyptic American Frontier: Uncanny Historicism in the Nineteenth Century, examines how American writers traveling west located the nation’s position in history. Prof. Hay has also recently authored an essay on James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans appearing in Literature in the Early American Republic and an essay on the critical methodology known as literary Darwinism appearing in Philosophy and Literature.

Dr. Hay joined the English Department faculty at UNLV in Fall 2013.