McLean

Miller McLean

Doctoral Student

Biography 

Miller received both his BA and MA from the University of North Carolina. His dissertation at the University of Virginia examines the doubting priest and virility in Émile Zola’s Trois villes novels.

Education

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)

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)

Research Interests

The priest and virility in Émile Zola’s late novels.

Publications

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

Conferences

“Travel Anxiety: The Intersection of Travel and Sickness in Émile Zola’s Lourdes.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, November 2022. (Upcoming)

“Doubt as Protest in Émile Zola’s Rome.” AIZEN Conference, 5 March, 2022.

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

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