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Profile: Joshua Miller

Title: Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia  2001

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

U.S. literature, Modernism/Modernity, Language Politics, Cultural Theory.

Secondary Interests

Visual Culture, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Modern Jewish Literatures


The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel (Cambridge UP, 2015)

Lanuages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives, co-edited with Anita Norich (U. of Michigan Press, 2016)

Accented AmericaThe Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism [Modernist Literature and Culture Series] (Oxford UP, 2011)

"The Immigrant Novel," Oxford History of the Novel in English, Vol. 6. ed. Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott. New York: Oxford UP, 2014.

"American Languages," The Blackwell Companion to American Studies. ed., John Carlos Rowe.  New York: Blackwell, 2009: 124-149.

“The ‘Gorgeous Laughter’ of Filipino Modernity: Carlos Bulosan’s The Laughter of My Father.” Bad Modernisms. eds. Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006: 238-68.

“Multilingual Narrative and the Refusal of Translation: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee and R. Zamora Linmark’s Rolling the R’s.” How Far Is America From Here? Rodopi: Amsterdam, 2005: 467-80.

"The Transamerican Trail to Cerca del Cielo: John Sayles and the Aesthetics of Multilingual Cinema." Bilingual Games. Ed. Doris Sommer. New York: Palgrave/St. Martin's, 2003: 121-48.

"'A Strange Addiction to Irreality': Nothing Personal and the Legacy of Image-Text Collaborations" (with photographs by Richard Avedon, Walker Evans, and Jacob Riis), Re-Viewing James Baldwin: Things Not Seen. Ed. D. Quentin Miller. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000: 154-89.

"The Discovery of What it Means to be a Witness: James Baldwin's Dialectics of Distance" (with five photographs by Richard Avedon). James Baldwin Now. Ed. Dwight A. McBride. New York: New York University Press, 1999: 331-59.
  • Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives
  • The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel

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