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Nicholas Andrew Miller

Department Chair, Professor, Director of Film Studies
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  • M.A., Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Harvard University

Courses Taught

  • EN 101 The Art of Reading (Alpha)
  • EN 201 Major Writers: English Literature
  • EN 281 Introduction to Film
  • EN 370 Modern British and American Fiction
  • EN 377 History and Memory in 20th-Century British Literature
  • EN 380 The History of Narrative Cinema
  • EN 381 Fiction and Film
  • EN 382 Film Animation
  • EN 383 Ulysses
  • EN 386 Topics in Film (recent topics: Irish cinema; screwball comedy)
  • EN 409 James Joyce
  • EN 409 Reading The Waste Land
  • EN 409 Imagined Innocents: The Child Narrator in Fiction and Film
  • EN 470 Metamorphosis: Transformation in Fiction and Film
  • HN 280 The Modern World (Honors)


  • “Farther Figures: Locating the Author Father in Coraline,” Mihaela Mihailova, ed., Coraline: A Closer Look at Studio LAIKA's Stop-Motion Witchcraft, Animation: Key Films/Filmmakers series London: Bloomsbury Press, 2021.
  • “‘A Printing Machine for the Memory’: Stillness, Metamorphosis, and the Poiesis of Memory in Ruth Lingford’s Death and the Mother,” Animation and Memory, Maarten van Gageldonk and László Munteán, eds., London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020.
  • “Washed Up: Animating Literary Corpses in The Pearce Sisters”. In Annabelle Honess Roe (Ed.), Aardman Animations: Beyond Stop-Motion (pp. 119-38).  London: Bloomsbury Academic (2020)
  • Modernism, Ireland, and the Erotics of Memory (2002)
  • "'Dear Miss Lonelyhearts': Voyeurism and the Spectacle of Human Suffering in Rear Window, "Clues: A Journal of Detection (January, 2013)
  • "After the Race: Accelerator and the Cinematic Imagination of Urban Ireland," Eire-ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, Vol 45:1&2 (Spring/Summer 2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association
  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Society for Animation Studies
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Society for Critical Exchange


  • Spouse: Alyssa Fieo, Managing Attorney, Maryland Disabilities Law Center
  • Sons: Aidan, James, Nicholas

Other Interests

  • Playing second base for the Indians of the LTRC Over 30 Baseball League, carpentry, furniture making, home renovation, cooking, piano, vocal music, Boston Red Sox


  • James Joyce, Caroline Leaf, Lynda Barry, George Melies, Yuri Norstein, Alexander Petrov, Norman McLaren