1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Peter Miller

Degrees

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

Specialties

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

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-present

  • Project Manager, NINES (a Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship), UVA, Oct. 2015-present

  • Editorial Asst. to Jahan Ramazani for The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 10th Edition, Volume F: The Twentieth Century and After; The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry, UVA, Jan. 2015-present

  • Asst. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Willamette University, Aug. 2011-May 2014

 

HONORS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Dissertation Research and Writing Fellowship, Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, UVA, Fall 2017

  • Junior Fellow, UVA Society of Fellows, 2016-2017

  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Fellowship for research in the Ezra Pound Papers, Beinecke Library, Yale University, UVA Society of Fellows, 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, for “Faulkner’s Gramophone: The Disembodied Sounds of As I Lay Dying,” UVA, spring 2015

  • President’s Leadership Award, Goshen College’s highest academic scholarship, 2005-2009

  • J. Lawrence and Harriet Burkholder National Merit Scholarship, Goshen College, 2005-2009

 

INVITED TALKS & 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

  • “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

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Virginia

  • 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

 

SERVICE

University of Virginia

  • 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