J. Hillis Miller

J. Hillis Miller is UCI Distinguished Research Professor of English and Comparative Literature Emeritus at the University of California at Irvine. He was educated at Oberlin College (BA 1948) and Harvard University (PhD 1952). He taught English and Comparative Literature at The Johns Hopkins University (1953-1972), Yale University (1972-86), and The University of California at Irvine (1986-2012), where he is still active as an Emeritus Professor of Comparative Literature and English. He has published many books and essays on 19th and 20th-century literature and on literary theory. His recent books include The Conflagration of Community: Fiction Before and After Auschwitz (Chicago: 2011). A book co-authored with Claire Colebrook and Tom Cohen, Theory and the Disappearing Future: On de Man On Benjamin, was published by Routledge in 2011, and his Reading for Our Time: Adam Bede and Middlemarch appeared from Edinburgh UP in March 2012.  A new book on communities in fiction, with essays on novels by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes, will appear early in 2015. Miller is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. 

Essays by this author

Graphic or Verbal: A Dilemma


J. Hillis Miller looks at the “multimedia” Victorian novel, embodied in ink, paper, cardboard, and glue.