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Laura Miller

Laura Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: 678-839-4891 | Fax: 678-839-4849

Email:  lmiller@westga.edu

Office: Technology Learning Center 2238

Hours: TuTh 8:45-9:15; 11:00-12:00; 2-3:00 (and by appointment…Wednesdays are easier for me this fall)

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Dr. Miller finished her Ph.D. in 2010 at the University of California, Santa Barbara and has been teaching at West Georgia since fall 2011. She studies the intersections of literature, media, and science during the eighteenth century and is finishing a book project called Reading Popular Newtonianism.

Representative Publications:
"Publishers and Gendered Readership in English-Language Editions of Il Newtonianismo per le Dame." Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture (42) 2013 (191-214).
"Masculinity, Space, and Late Seventeenth-Century Alchemical Practices." Essay accepted for collection Gender and Space in Britain, 1660-1820, eds. Karen Gevirtz and Mona Narain. (Collection under contract at Ashgate).
"Between Life and Death: Representing Medicine, Necrophilia, and the Figure of the Intercessor in M.G. Lewis's The Monk." Sex and Death in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Jolene Zigarovich. London and New York: Routledge 2013,
"Sea: Transporting England." Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection: A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings, ed. Patricia Fumerton (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012).



  • B.A., English, Duke University, 1997
  • M.A., English, California State University, Northridge, 2004
  • Ph.D., English, UC Santa Barbara, 2010

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ENGL-2120 (British Literature-Honors)    
    • ENGL-2190 (Literature by Women)    
    • ENGL-3000 (Research and Methodology)    
    • ENGL-4108 (Studies in the Novel - British)    
    • ENGL-4185 (StudiesInLitByWomen:British)    
    • ENGL-4384 (Senior Seminar)    
    • ENGL-5108 (Studies in the Novel-British)    
    • ENGL-5185 (StudiesInLitByWomen:British)    
    • ENGL-6105 (Seminar in British Lit I)    
    • XIDS-2100 (Arts and Ideas: IGNITE)    
  • Fall 2014 Sections
    • ENGL-2120 (British Literature-Honors) Section: 25H   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-3000 (Research and Methodology) Section: 02W   [View Syllabus]