1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Peter Miller


  • Ph.D., English literature, University of Virginia, 2014-2019 (anticipated)
  • B.A., English literature and cello performance, Goshen College, 2005-2009


Global anglophone poetry, music and sound studies, digital humanities and textual studies


Asst. Director, Center for Poetry & Poetics at UVA, June 2016-present
Organizing visiting lectures, reading groups, workshops, and the “What is a Poem?” Symposium (March 17, 2017) feat. Rita Dove, Marjorie Perloff, Stephen Burt, and others
Project Manager, NINES (a Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship), UVA, Oct. 2015-Sept. 2017
Facilitating peer-review and upkeep for digital projects federated and networked in NINES; technical fluency in TEI, XML, RDF, Git
Research Assistant to Jahan Ramazani, UVA, Jan. 2015-Aug. 2017
Providing editorial assistance on: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 10th Edition, Volume F: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries; The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry
Asst. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Willamette University, Aug. 2011-May 2014
Identified, solicited, and reported on grants ($1k-$2.8m) for academic and civic initiatives from foundations including Mellon, Teagle, Arthur Vining Davis, and others


“William Wordsworth and the Invention of Culture.” Studies in English Literature 58.4 (forthcoming Autumn 2018)


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
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


“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.


“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.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference. Portland, Oregon, 6 November 2015
“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


University of Virginia

ENLT 2555: “What Is a Poem?” – instructor of record for gateway course to the English major (enrollment 18), Spring 2018
ENGL 3820: “History of Literatures in English: 1798 to Present” – led two sections of weekly discussion groups (15 students each), Spring 2017
ENGL 1500: “The Literature of Fantasy: From Middle Earth to the Seven Kingdoms” – led two sections of weekly discussion groups (20 students each), Fall 2016
ENWR 1510: Writing and Critical Inquiry: “iPhones and Phonographs” – instructor of record for themed academic writing course for first-years (enrollment 18), 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


University of Virginia

Invited Judge for the annual “Jefferslam” Poetry Contest, Pen and Ink Committee of the Jefferson Literary & Debating Society, UVA, 2018, 2017
Vice President, Graduate English Student Association, 2016-17
Co-Chair, “Terrible Beauty” Conference featuring special guest Paul Muldoon, hosted by the UVA Graduate English Student Association, April 15-17, 2016
First-Year Professionalization Series Panelist: New MA/PhD student orientation, fall 2015
Budget Committee Member, Graduate English Student Association Conference, 2014-15
Selected Participant for the “Graduate Studies and Technology” SPARC Presentation, Robertson Media Center, January 28, 2015