John C. Frémont's Rocky Temporalities

John Hay

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

John Hay, panelist, is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he specializes in nineteenth-century American literature. He is the author of Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature (Cambridge UP, 2017), and he has published essays on subjects such as William Cullen Bryant and Indian mounds (ESQ), Henry David Thoreau and music (Nineteenth-Century Prose), Herman Melville and the Bunker Hill Monument (New England Quarterly), Jack London and science fiction (The Oxford Handbook of Jack London), and Mad Max and the Postman (Science Fiction Film and Television).

Abstract

John Hay looks at the enormous commercial success of Frémont’s 1843 Report on the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains. This combination of scientific study, government memorandum, and literary travel narrative was... [ view full abstract ]

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  1. John Hay (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

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P24 » The Frontiers of Time (15:45 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment E)

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