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David Gay, BA, MA Queen's, PhD Alberta



English and Film Studies

About Me

I teach first-year courses and undergraduate courses in the history of reading, Milton, Shakespeare, sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature, religion and literature, the Bible and literature, and special topics for upper level undergraduate and graduate students, including a recent course on the writings of William Blake. I served recently as President of the International John Bunyan Society (2016-19), a scholarly community that focuses on the literature, history, and legacy of dissent and nonconformity in the Long Reformation.


Some representative publications: "Walking the Streets with Bunyan from Grace Abounding to the Holy War" (forthcoming in Bunyan Studies: A Journal of Reformation and Nonconformist Culture); “Bunyan in Prison: Writings from the 1660’s,” The Oxford Handbook of John Bunyan, ed. Michael Davies and W.R. Owens (Oxford University Press, 2018); Locating the Past / Discovering the Present: Comparative Perspectives on Religion, Culture and Marginality, ed. David Gay and Stephen Reimer (University of Alberta Press, 2010); The Endless Kingdom: Milton’s Scriptural Society (Delaware University Press, 2002).