About J. Hillis Miller...

Bibliography (1952-2002) [Note: scroll down from the Wellek lecture announcement to reach the bibliography]
Recent articles (1998-2002)


J. Hillis Miller is UCI Distinguished Research Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Irvine. He taught for 19 years at Johns Hopkins, then 14 years at Yale, and has been at Irvine since 1986. He is the author of books and articles on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and on literary theory. His most recent books are Others (Princeton, 2001), Speech Acts in Literature (Stanford, 2001), and On Literature (Routledge, 2002). He is at work on a book on speech acts in Henry James's novels.

Recent Articles

"Interpretation in Bleak House," New Casebooks, Bleak House, ed. Jeremy Tambling (Houndmills and London: Macmillan Press, 1998), 29-53.

"The Double Wisdom of the Serpent," trans. into Chinese by Ning Yizhong, Foreign Literatures (4/98), 3-8.

"From 'On Edge: The Crossways of Contemporary Criticism,'" Literary Criticism, ed. Charles E. Bressler (New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1999), 138-46.

"Reference in The Wings of the Dove: Literature as Speech Act," Graat No. 20, Ré-Inventer le Réel (Tours: Université de Tours, 1999), 165-177.

"Lying Against Death: Out of the Loop," Arbejdspapir, 26-99. Pamphlet published by the Dept. of Comparative Literature, University of Aarhus.

"Friedrich Schlegel and the Anti-Ekphrastic Tradition," Litteraturkritik & Romantikstudier, 24. Series out of the University of Aarhus.

"Will Comparative Literature Survive the Globalization of the University and the New Regime of Telecommunications?" Tamkang Review, XXXI, No. 1 (Autumn 2000), 1-21.

"Will Comparative Literature Survive the Globalization of the University and the New Regime of Telecommunications?" (different version), Comparative Literature Worldwide: Issues and Methods, ed. Lisa de Behar, Vol. II (Montevideo: Fundación Fontaina Minelli, 2000), 245-66.

"Swinburne/Whistler: 'Before the Mirror,'" The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, 9 (Spring, 2000), 12-24.

"'World Literature' in the Age of Telecommunications," World Literature Today, 74:3 (Summer, 2000), 559-562.

"The Mayor of Casterbridge," the Persistence of the Past, and the Dance of Desire," New Casebooks, The Mayor of Casterbridge, ed. Julian Wolfreys (Houndsmill and London: 2000), 21-30.

"Passions, Performatives, Proust," REAL, 16 Representations of Emotional Excess, ed. Jürgen Schlaeger (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2000), 31-42.

"Passions, Performatives, Proust," Arbejdspapir, 28-00. Pamphlet published by the Dept. of Comparative Literature, University of Aarhus.

"Deconstruction and a Poem," Deconstructions: A User's Guide, ed. Nicholas Royle (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave: 2000), 171-186.

"A 'Materiality without Matter'?" (with Tom Cohen and Barbara Cohen), Introduction to Material Events: Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory, (Minneapolis:Univeristy of Minnesota Press, 2001), vii-xxv.

"Paul de Man as Allergen," Material Events: Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory, ed. Tom Cohen, Barbara Cohen, J. Hillis Miller, and Andrzej Warminski (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001), 183-204.

"On Authority of Literature," Lecture on Modern Literature, April 17, 2001, Baylor University, published as a pamphlet for local circulation by the Department of Literature, Baylor University, 16 pp.

"Promises, Promises: Speech Act Theory, Literary Theory, and Politico-Economic Theory in Marx and de Man" (in Chinese), Research on Marxist Aesthetics, 4 (Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2001), 24-34.

"La saggezza doppia del serpente," trans. Alessandro Bertani, in ll perché della literatura, ed. Giovanni Franci and Marco Malaspina, Etudi di Estetica, 23 (Bologna : Clueb, 2001), 113-122.

"Moments of Decision in Bleak House," The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens, ed. John O. Jordan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 49-63.

"Will Literary Study Survive the Globalization of the University and the New Regime of Telecommunications," REAL, 17 Literary History/Cultural History: Force-Fields and Tensions, ed. Herbert Grabes (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2001), 373-386.

"How to Be 'in Tune with the Right' in The Golden Bowl", Mapping the Ethical Turn: A Reader in Ethics, Culture, and Literary Theory, ed. Todd F. Davis and Kenneth Womack (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001), 271-285

"The Aftermath of Victorian Humanism, Oscar in The Tragic Muse", Renaissance Humanism - Modern Humanism(s): Festschrift for Claus Uhlig, ed. Walter Göbel and Bianca Rose (Heidelberg: Sonderdruck, 2001), 231-239.

"Derrida and literature", Jacques Derrida and the Humanities: A Critical Reader, ed. Tom Cohen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 58-81.

"Derrida, Benjamin, the Internet, and the New International", parallax 20 (July-September 2001), 6-11.

"The Effects of Globalisation on Literary Study", Sights of Contestation: Localism, Globalism and Cultural Production in Asia and the Pacific, ed. Kwok-kan Tam, Wimal Dissanayake and Terry Siu-han Yip (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2002) 311-333

"Lo studio della letteratura soprvviverà alla globalizzazione dell'università ed al nuovo regime delle telecomunicación?", Estetica e Differenza, ed. Paola Zaccaria (Bari: Palomar Edizioni di Alternative, 2002), 71-81.

"Geglückte und mißlungene Sprechakte in Kafkas Der Proceß," in Franz Kafka: Zur ethischen und ästhetischen Rechtfertigung, ed. Beatrice Sandberg and Jakob Lothe (Freiburg im Breisgau: Rombach, 2002), 233-246.

"The story of a Kiss: Isabel's Decision in The Portrait of a Lady," in American Vistas and Beyond: A Festschrift for Roland Hagenbüchle, ed. Marietta Messmer and Josef Raab, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002), 95-108.

Students (a partial list)

Steven Arakawa (Principal Catalog Librarian, Yale University)
David Ariniello (University of California, Irvine)
Megan Becker-Leckrone (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Oliver Berghof (California State University, San Marcos)
Rachel Bowlby (University of York)
Dana Brand (Hofstra University)
Homer Brown (formerly University of California, Irvine; now deceased)
Mark Calkins (San José State University)
Leslie Camhi (Independent scholar)
Byron Caminero-Santangelo (University of Kansas)
Craig Carson (University of California, Irvine)
Tom Cohen (State University of New York, Albany)
Linette Davis (University of California, Irvine)
C. Jon Delogu (Université de Toulouse-le-Mirail)
Maria di Battista (Princeton University)
Alfred Drake (Chapman University)
Thomas Dutoit (Université de Tours)
Mark Edmundson (University of Virginia)
Jay Fellows
Avrom Fleishman (Johns Hopkins University)
Kurt Fosso (Lewis and Clark College)
Carl Freedman (Louisiana State University)
Sophie Gilmartin (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Michal Peled Ginsberg (Northwestern University)
Martin Heusser (Universität Zürich)
Leslie Heywood (State University of New York, Binghamton)
Margaret Homans (Yale University)
Benjamin Huang (California State University, Fullerton)
Carol Jacobs (Yale University)
Susana Onega Jaén (University of Zaragoza)
Scott Klein (Wake Forest University)
Victor A. Kramer (Georgia State University)
Will Lee (Yeshiva College)
Marina Ludwigs (University of California, Irvine)
W. J. T. Mitchell (University of Chicago)
Perry Meisel (New York University)
Topper Morris (Northern Essex Community College)
David Oberhelman (Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, Oklahoma State University)
Erin Obodiac (University of California, Irvine)
Jennifer Otsuki (St. John's College)
Bernard Paris (University of Florida)
Edward Enhua Peng (Brigham Young University)
Todd Pickett (Biola University)
Jahan Ramazani (University of Virginia)
Bill Readings (formerly Université de Montréal; now deceased)
Marc Redfield (Claremont Graduate University
John Paul Riquelme (Boston University)
Gabriel Riera (Princeton)
Roy Roussel (State University of New York, Buffalo)
John Rowe (University of California, Irvine)
Peter Sacks (Harvard University)
Dianne Sadoff (Miami University)
Ramón Saldívar (Stanford University)
Simona Sawhney (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Owen Schur (Seton Hall University)
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (City University of New York)
Daniel Smirlock
Jeremy Smith (University of York, Toronto)
Dana Spradley (Publisher of shakespeare.com)
Henry Sussman (State University of New York, Buffalo)
Sheila Teahan (Michigan State University)
David Owen Thompson (Partner at law firm of Preston, Gates, and Ellis)
Larisa Tokmakoff (University of California, Irvine)
John Whatley (Simon Fraser University)
Gary Wihl (McGill University)
Peter Wilkins
Jennifer Williams (University of California, Irvine)
James Ziegler (University of California, Irvine)