Dr. Jacob Hovind, PhD

Associate Professor


Contact Info

LA 4338


B.A., University of Minnesota, 2004
Ph.D., Emory University, 2011

Areas of Expertise

European Literature
Literary Theory
Comparative Literary History


Jacob Hovind teaches courses covering a variety of world literatures, with special emphases on European modernism, Jewish literature, and the global contemporary. He has published articles on a wide range of figures including, Samuel Beckett, Erich Auerbach, Alice Munro, Kazuo Ishiguro, and David Foster Wallace. His research crosses disciplines, national traditions, and media, exploring both literature and film, and frequently the intersection of literary and religious discourse. He is currently at work on a book-length project  exploring the epiphany concept in modern literature and film.