Literary scholar; university professor. Born– Aug. 30, 1939. Parents– John Wayne and Louise (Norris) Kay. Married– Carol McGinnis, June 8, 1968. Children–one. Education– Presbyterian College, A.B., 1961; University of Tennessee, M.A., 1963, Ph.D., 1967. Taught English, University of Alabama, 1967-. Published more than two dozen essays.
Contemporary Authors, Vol. 57; jacket of The Unknown Samuel Johnson.
Short Fiction in The Spectator. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.
A Provision of Human Nature; Essays on Fielding and Others. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.
The Unknown Samuel Johnson. Madison, Wisc.; University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.