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: Spring 2018
Tuesdays 10:30-1:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00-12:30 pm
and by appointment

Courses (SP ’18)
ENGL 102.W6 Academic Discourse II
ENGL 202 Studies in Later British Literature
ENGL 209 Literature about the Environment
GTWY 300.A2 Where Are You Going?


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)