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Nancy K. Miller
Phone: (212) 817-8315
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D.
Research Interests: Contemporary autobiography and autobiography theory, women's writing (American and French), 20th-century cultural history (after 1945), feminist theory.

Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and French



Edited Volumes:

  • The Poetics of Gender. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986; paperback edition, 1987.
  • Yale French Studies, 75 (Fall 1988), "The Politics of Tradition: Placing Women in French Literature," with Joan DeJean; revised for book form:  Displacements: Women, Tradition, Literatures in French. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
  • Period Editor, A History of French Literature, ed. Denis Hollier. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989;  trans. De la littérature française. Paris: Bordas, 1993.
  • Lettres d'une Péruvienne, Françoise de Graffigny; ed. with Joan DeJean. In French and in a new English translation.  New York: MLA, 1993.
  • Contre-courants: les femmes s'écrivent à travers les siècles. An anthology of women's writing in French.  With Mary Ann Caws, Elizabeth Houlding, and Cheryl Morgan. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1994.
  • Co-editor and co-founder with Carolyn G. Heilbrun, "Gender and Culture," a series published by Columbia University Press, 1983.

Appointments and Awards:

  • Mellon Teaching Fellow in the Humanities, Columbia University, 1976-78
  • MacDowell Colony Fellow, June 1980
  • Faculty Fellow, The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, Fall 1980; Spring 1984
  • Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, 1985-86
  • NEH Summer Seminar Director, 1987: "Issues in Feminist Literary Criticism"
  • The School for Criticism and Theory, Summer 1988 (six-week course): "The Subjects of Feminist Criticism"
  • PSC-CUNY Research Award, Summer 1989
  • USIA American Specialist Program, courses and lectures in Brazil, October 1-24, 1989
  • NEH Senior Fellowship, 1989-1990
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1989-90 (Grant taken in Spring 1991)
  • Scholar Incentive Award, Lehman College, CUNY, Spring 1991
  • NEH Summer Seminar Director, 1991: "Autobiographical Acts: Gender/ Culture/ Theory/ Writing," The Graduate School, CUNY
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Fall 1993
  • NEH Summer Seminar Director, 1995: "Autobiographical Acts: Gender/ Culture/ Theory/ Writing," The Graduate School, CUNY
  • Mellon Dissertation Workshop, Director, Summer 1996, The Graduate School, CUNY.
  • Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University, December/January 1996-97
  • Harry Lyman Hooker Visiting Professor, McMaster University, January 1998
  • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 1998-99