Dr. Steven Max Miller

Dr. Steven Max Miller

Dr. Steven Max Miller

Associate Professor of English; PreLaw Advisor

Office: Dauphin House 3 & Chryst Hall 204
Phone: (717) 871-7510
Fax: (717) 871-7933

Additional Information


  • A.B. English, College of William & Mary
  • M.A. English Language & Literature, Indiana University
  • Ph.D. English Language & Literature, Indiana University


  • Early Modern Texts and Cultures
  • Writing
  • Folklore


  • Writers: John Donne, Edmund Spenser, Margaret Cavendish, Emily Brontë
  • Theorists: roland Barthes, Helene Cixous, Louis Montrose, Julia Kristeva

University/Program Connections

  • University Honors College Director (1999-2005)
  • Women's Studies Steering Committee
  • University Retention Committee
  • Facilitator, Diversity Training for Social Equity

Passions & Distractions

  • Women Writers (especially the Early Modern period)
  • Early Literatures (ancient through early 19th Century, particularly Latin and neo-Latin)
  • English and Romance Languages in the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Poetry
  • Interdisciplinary Comparisons of the Arts
  • Folklore and Popular Culture
  • Antiques, Gardening, Cats

Courses Taught

  • English 238H: Western Literary Tradition I
  • English 239H: Western Literary Tradition II
  • English 311: Advanced Composition
  • English 338: Folklore and Literature
  • English 441/641: Poetry
  • English 404/604: The English Renaissance
  • English 406/606 17th Century Literature

Sample Publications

  • "The Architecture of Verse: Enclosed Structures in the Poetry of John Donne" (Dissertation)
  • "Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle" In The Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • "Bibliographic Instruction, History of the Book, and Post-Structuralism: An Unlikely Combination Helps Expand the Critical Thinking Skills of Undergraduates" with Marjorie Markoff Warmkessel in Research Strategies 8 (Spring 1990):59-65.