Date: 13 October 2011
The Department of English and Creative Writing and the Department of English Language and Linguistics are delighted to announce that Professor J.Hillis Miller will be visiting Lancaster University in May 2012.
J. Hillis Miller is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California at Irvine and one of the world's most influential literary and cultural critics. He holds honorary degrees as Doctor of Letters from the University of Florida, Doctor of Humane Letters at Bucknell University and Doctor Honoris Cause at the University of Zaragoza. He is also Honorary Professor of Peking University and past President of the Modern Language Association. Before coming to Irvine, Hillis Miller taught at The Johns Hopkins University and Yale University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. His research interests are in the areas of Victorian literature, modern English and American literature of the nineteenth-and twentieth-centuries, comparative literature and literary theory. He has published many essays and reviews and is an editor of various literary journals. Among Hillis Miller's books are Charles Dickens: The World of His Novels; The Disappearance of God; Poets of Reality; The Form of Victorian Fiction; Fiction and Repetition; The Linguistic Moment; The Ethics of Reading; Hawthorne and History; Ariadne's Thread; Illustration; Victorian Subjects; Tropes, Parables, Performatives; Theory Now and Then; New Starts and Topographies. Among his recent books are Reading Narrative from Oklahoma Press, Black Holes from Stanford Press, Speech Acts in Literature from Stanford University Press, Others from Princeton University Press and For Derrida, from Fordham University Press.
In his time at Lancaster, J. Hillis Miller will be giving a public lecture and research seminars, and participating in a conference dedicated to his work and thought.
Associated departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing, Linguistics and English Language