Miller McLean

Doctoral Student

Spring 2020 Office Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Miller received both his BA and MA from the University of North Carolina and taught in Lorraine through TAPIF between these two degrees. At the University of Virginia, his research focuses on the sublime, religion, and nationhood in late-nineteenth-century literature, with a special interest in the later works of Emile Zola, J.-K. Huysmans, and Gustave Flaubert.


B.A. English, Romance Languages, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC
Thesis: Escaping into the Uncertain: The Bower as Restoration and as Temptation in the Poetry of John Keats (Directed by Dr. Joseph Viscomi)

M.A. Romance Studies, specialization in Franco-Arab Studies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC
Thesis: Changing Places to See: Otherness and Essentialism in Alexandre Dumas’s Comte de Monte-Cristo (Directed by Dr. Jessica Tanner)

Research Interests

Religion, national identity, and the sublime in late-nineteenth-century prose


Can Non-Europeans Think? (review).” ReOrient, vol. 3, no. 2, 2018, pp. 221-223.

Professional Experience

Graduate Student Instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill

English Language Teaching Assistant (TAPIF) at Lycée Félix Mayer


“Waiting for Palestine: Absurdist Temporalities in Elia Suleiman’s Time that Remains.” Carolina Conference on Romance Studies, 1 April, 2016.

“Modernity, Technology, and Malady: The Transmission of Ideas from Naturalism to Cyberpunk.” Carolina Conference on Romance Studies, 7 April, 2018.