John Hay has been teaching at UNLV since 2013, when he received his Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. Prof. Hay specializes in American literature, especially in authors and texts of the nineteenth century. Much of his scholarship has focused on the theme of apocalypse. His first book, Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. He also edited the collection Apocalypse in American Literature and Culture (Cambridge UP, 2020). In addition to this work, Prof. Hay has written scholarship about figures including Charles Darwin, Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Jacobs, and Bob Dylan, and he is preparing a scholarly edition of Jack London's 1904 novel The Sea-Wolf (to be published by Oxford University Press). His essays have appeared in academic journals such as the New England Quarterly, Early American Literature, ESQ, and Philosophy and Literature. He has also written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, and Desert Companion. Prof. Hay has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Huntington Library. He is currently writing a book about the development of the American novel in the nineteenth century.