Christopher MillerAssistant Professor, English
Earned his Ph.D. in English literature from Harvard University. He specializes in the poetry and prose fiction of the long eighteenth century. He is the author of The Invention of Evening: Perception and Time in Romantic Poetry (Cambridge, 2006), a study of the evening poem from Virgil to T.S. Eliot, which focuses on the ways that lyric poetry represent time and temporal process. He has recently completed a new book entitled Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected in the Long Eighteenth Century. It investigates the role of surprise as narrative event, allegorical crux, cognitive experience and aesthetic category in the poetry, novels and literary criticism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Before joining the CSI faculty, Dr. Miller taught English at Yale University for eleven years.