John MacNeill Miller

Title: Assistant ProfessorJohn Miller
Department: English
Research Fields of Interest:  Victorian Literature, Animal Studies, Ecocriticism, Environmental Humanities
Degrees: A.B., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Contact Information

Phone: (814) 332-4331

Office Information

Office Location: Odd Fellows 230
Office Hours: Fall 2017
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am; Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm;  Fridays 10:00 am-1:00 pm or by appointment

Courses and Syllabi (FA ’17)

ENGL 550 Victorian Earth
ENGL 110 06 Sense and Nonsense
FS 101 09 The Undead and the Meaning of Life


  • “When Drama Went to the Dogs; Or, Staging Otherness in the Animal Melodrama.” PMLA. (forthcoming).
  • “Slavish Poses: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Aesthetics of Abolition.” Victorian Poetry 52, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 637-659.

Selected Conference Presentations:

  • “The Unnatural History of Egdon Heath: Ecology and Agency in Hardy’s Wessex.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Asheville, North Carolina. (March 2016).
  • “Mutes, Brutes, and the Industrial Novel.” North American Victorian Studies Association, Pasadena, California. (October 2013)
  • “Character or Setting?: Animals and Environments in George Eliot’s Realism.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Lawrence, Kansas. (June 2013)
  • “Humanizing the Social Network in George Eliot and G. H. Lewes.” North American Victorian Studies Association, Madison, Wisconsin. (September 2012)
  • “Out of Hand: Visuality, Writing, and the Detection of Authorship in Bleak House.” The Dickens Project, Santa Cruz, California. (July 2012)