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Dr James Miller

Senior Lecturer

About

I am a novelist and from January 2018 will be course leader for the MA and MFA in Creative Writing.

I am the author of the novels LOST BOYS (Little Brown 2008) and SUNSHINE STATE (Little, Brown 2010) and most recently UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES (Dodo Ink 2017) and STRAYS (Haverthorn 2017) a collaborative work of experimental poetry based on my debut novel. I've also written numerous short stories which have been published in various journals, websites and anthologies. AI have a PhD in American literature from King's College London on the African-American author James Baldwin and the connection of his work to Civil Rights and post-colonial discourse. 

Areas of specialism

  • Literary fiction
  • Experimental fiction
  • Genre fiction
  • C20th American literature
  • Literary theory

Qualifications

  • BA 1st Class Honours English Literature Oxford University 1997
  • MA (Distinction) Anglo-American literary relations UCL 1999
  • PhD King's College London 2006

Research

My areas of research include: connections between contemporary literature and critical theory; connections between literary form and technology; the impact of socio-economic and political events on the novel and narrative fiction, experimental fiction, pastiche, parody, blending and complicating genre boundaries.

I'm interested in supervising  creative writing PhDs working on experimental or literary fiction or literature PhDs researching C20th American literature, particularly African-American, Beat Generation and postmodern fiction. 

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 13.

Article

Miller, James (2015) Notting Hill. Litro Magazine, 147, pp. 20-23.

Miller, James (2014) Micro-narratives of the everyday. Litro Magazine, 134, pp. 32-37.

Miller, James (2014) The red mist. Litro,

Miller, James (2009) Integration, transformation and the redemption of America: 'The Fire Next Time' and ‘A Letter from Birmingham Jail’. European Journal of American Culture, 28(3), pp. 245-262. ISSN (print) 1466-0407

Miller, James (2008) What does it mean to be an American? The dialectics of self-discovery in Baldwin's “Paris essays” (1950–1961). Journal of American Studies, 42(01), pp. 51-66. ISSN (print) 0021-8758

Book

Miller, James (2017) UnAmerican activities. Dodo Ink. (In Press)

Miller, James (2014) Exploding zombie cock. Norwich, U.K. : Galley Beggar Press. 22p. (Singles) ISBN 9781910296356

Miller, James (2010) Sunshine State. London, U.K. : Little Brown. 344p. ISBN 9781408701843

Miller, James (2009) Lost boys. London, U.K. : Little Brown. 275p. ISBN 9780349120980

Book Section

Miller, James (2015) Short stories - 'experimental' shorts. In: Newland, Courttia and Hershman, Tania, (eds.) Writing short stories: a writers’ & artists’ companion. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 104-105. (Writers' and Artists' Companions) ISBN 9781408130803

Miller, James (2015) Six Month Anniversary. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Refuge. Norwich, U.K. : Salt/ Galley Beggar Press. ISBN 9781910296639

Miller, James (2015) The importance of place and setting in the novel. In: Royle, Nicholas, (ed.) The art of the novel. Cromer, U.K. : Salt. pp. 129-138. ISBN 9781907773655

Miller, James (2014) Quiet evenings at the Moriglen Care Home. In: Ream, Sarah, (ed.) Sex staves. London, U.K. : The Pigeonhole. ISBN 9781910879078

This list was generated on Fri Nov 17 04:54:34 2017 GMT.
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