Peter Miller


Poetry and poetics, critical prosody, 19th and 20th century American literature, modernism, African-American literature, British Romanticism, postcolonial poetry, media and sound studies, music and literature, digital humanities and textual studies

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor of English, Goshen College, 2019-present
Ph.D., English literature, University of Virginia, anticipated July 2019
B.A., English literature and cello performance, Goshen College, May 2009
Book Project
Writing Sound: Poetry, Media, and the Matter of Prosody, 1845-1961
Peer-Reviewed Articles
“Prosody, Media, and the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe.” PMLA (forthcoming)
“William Wordsworth and the Invention of Culture.” Studies in English Literature 58.4 (Autumn 2018):  809-831.
Other Academic Employment
Asst. Director, Center for Poetry & Poetics at UVA (directed by Jahan Ramazani, University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English), June 2016-July 2019
Project Manager, NINES (a Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship), UVA, Oct. 2015-Sept. 2017
Asst. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Willamette University, Aug. 2011-May 2014
Honors, Awards, And Fellowships
  • Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UVA, 2019-2020 (declined)
  • Summer Research Grant, UVA Society of Fellows, summer 2019
  • Fellow, Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures, UVA, 2018-2019
  • Bradley Fellow, UVA, 2018-2019
  • Buckner W. Clay Award in the Humanities, UVA, for research in the Langston Hughes Papers, Beinecke Library, Yale University, summer 2018
  • Thomas J. Griffis Prize for the best essay by a graduate student in English beyond the first year, UVA, 2018
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, UVA, fall 2017
  • Finalist, Ralph Cohen Prize, for an essay by a graduate student or untenured faculty member, New Literary History, summer 2017
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Fellowship, UVA, for research in the Caribbean Voices papers, BBC Written Archives Centre, Reading, England; and the Louise Bennett “Miss Lou” Archive, National Library of Jamaica, Kingston, summer 2017
  • Battestin Fellowship, Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, summer 2017
  • Junior Fellow, UVA Society of Fellows, 2016-2017
  • William B. Christian Memorial Fellowship in English, UVA, 2016-2017
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Fellowship, UVA Society of Fellows, for research in the Ezra Pound Papers, Beinecke Library, Yale University, summer 2016
  • Finalist, Gosnell Prize, Best Essay in a First-Year Writing Course (ENWR), awarded to the student author and their instructor, UVA, May 2016
  • Fellow, Rare Book School, UVA, 2015-2016; awarded the Betsy and Stuart Houston Prize for Most Outstanding Project, May 2016
  • John W. Hunt Memorial Scholarship, William Faulkner Society, summer 2015
  • Thomas J. Griffis Prize for the best essay by a first-year graduate student in English, UVA, 2015
Teaching Experience
Goshen College
ENGL 204: “Expository Writing” (May 2020)
ENGL 301: “British Literature I: Beginnings to 1800” (Fall 2019)
ENGL 306: “Shakespeare” (Spring 2020)
ENGL 309: “American Literature II: 1900 to the Present” (Spring 2020)
CORE 110: “Academic Voice” (Fall 2019)
CORE 181: “Writing About Home” (Fall 2019)
University of Virginia
ENLT 2555: “What Is a Poem?” (Spring 2018)
ENGL 3820: “History of Literatures in English: 1798 to Present” (Spring 2017)
ENGL 1500: “The Literature of Fantasy: From Middle Earth to the Seven Kingdoms” (Fall 2016)
ENWR 1510: Writing and Critical Inquiry: “iPhones and Phonographs” (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
Other Teaching Experience
Private Cello Instructor, weekly lessons to local students (Salem, OR), 2009-2011
After-School Tutor, Parish Middle School (Salem, OR), Advantage Point Learning, 2009-2010
Instructor of English, 10,000 Girls Education and Entrepreneurship Program, Kaolack, Senegal, West Africa, summer 2008
Instructor, Credo Chamber Music Program (Oberlin Conservatory of Music), summer 2005, 2006
Invited Talks and Lectures
“Making American Literature: Poetry With Footnotes.” Featured speaker as winner of the Betsy and Stuart Houston Prize, annual Rare Book School Luncheon, UVA, 18 May 2016.
Conference Presentations
  • Caribbean Voices in London.” Special Session on Global Anglophone: Other Than Fiction, Modern Language Association Conference. New York City, 4 January 2018.
  • “Edgar Poe’s Parrot: Poetry, Subjectivity, and the Sound of Text.” UVA Graduate Student Conference. Charlottesville, 8 April 2017
  • “Seeing Sound: Edgar Allan Poe and Scott’s Phonautograph.” Special Session on Transatlantic Poetry and Early Sound Technology, Modern Language Association Conference. Philadelphia, January 5, 2017
  • “Faulkner’s Gramophone: The Disembodied Sounds of As I Lay Dying.” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. Oxford, Mississippi, 22 July 2015
  • “American Epic in the Literary Slaughterhouse.” UVA Graduate Student Conference. Charlottesville, 11 April 2015