Miller McLean

Doctoral Student

Fall 2020 Student Hours (Online via Zoom)
Tuesday & Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p. m.,
and by appointment

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Miller received both his BA and MA from the University of North Carolina. He also taught in Lorraine with TAPIF between these two degrees. His dissertation at the University of Virginia examines expressions of anxieties about religion, nation, and manhood in Emile Zola’s Trois villes novels. 


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, the nation, and manhood as represented in Naturalist novels 


“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 


“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.