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Nancy K. Miller
Position: Distinguished Professor, Graduate School. English, Comparative Literature, French.
Room Number: 4406.08
Office Hours: By appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Columbia University.
Research Interests: Contemporary autobiography and autobiography theory; women's writing (American and French); 20th-century cultural history, after 1945; feminist theory.
Specialization: Autobiography, Biography, and Life-Writing|Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist/Queer Theory|Literature after 1945

Selected Publications:


  • Breathless: An American Girl in Paris (2013)
  • What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
  • Rites of Return: Diaspora Poetics and the Politics of Memory. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
  • Picturing Atrocity: Photography in a Crisis. London: Reaktion Books, 2012.
  • Bequest and Betrayal: Memoirs of a Parent's Death. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.
  • Getting Personal: Feminist Occasions and Other Autobiographical Acts. New York: Routledge, 1991.
  • The Poetics of Gender. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.