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 Info:
Phone: (814) 332-4331

Office Location: Odd Fellows 230
Office Hours: Tues. 1:30-2:30; Wed. 12:30-4:30; Thurs. 9:30-10:30

Courses (FA ’19)
ENGL 114- Literature and Business
ENGL 301- Forms of Fiction
FSENG 201- The Afterlives of Literature


Scholarly Articles

  • “Composing Decomposition: In Memoriam and the Ecocritical Undertaking.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts vol. 39, no. 5, 2017, pp. 383-398.
  • “When Drama Went to the Dogs; or, Staging Otherness in the Animal Melodrama.” PMLA vol. 132, no. 3, 2017, pp. 526-542.
  • “Slavish Poses: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Aesthetics of Abolition.” Victorian Poetry vol. 52, no. 4, 2014, pp. 637-659.

Essays on Books and Popular Culture

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)