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Dr. Jason Miller

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Associate Professor


Dr. Jason Miller’s research interests include twentieth-century American Poetry, American Literature, literary theory, and pedagogy.  He serves the department as the teacher education coordinator.

His book Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture (2011) investigates the nearly three dozen poems written by Hughes to reveal the complex interplay between politics, culture, and art.  It addresses key poems such as “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “Christ in Alabama,” and “Dream Deferred.”

In addition to publishing articles on Langston Hughes, Professor Miller has written about how he uses the sculptures of Auguste Rodin to teach Willa Cather’s My Antonia.  A published poet, he has also contributed entries on blues and gospel music to the New Anthology of American Poetry published by Rutgers University Press as well as insight into teaching William Faulkner that has been published and reprinted. 

Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate and MA degrees at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and his Ph D at Washington State University where he served as the English Department’s Charles Blackburn Teaching Fellow.

Jason has served as an Executive Committee member of the National Council of Teachers of English’s Assembly on American Literature.  He is currently a final judge for the Raleigh Fine Arts Society Literary Contest as well as a member of the university’s Caldwell Fellows Selection Committee.


 Interview on NPR's The State of Things:


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