Faculty/Staff Profile

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: MW 8:45-10:45; MW 12:30-1:45, F 8:45-10:00; and by appointment SP 2016

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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 manuscript called Reading Popular Newtonianism, 1670-1792. Dr. Miller co-directs an early modern studies research group at UWG and is co-chair of the ASECS Science Studies Caucus as well as an at-large board member of SEASECS. Next summer, Dr. Miller will be on a W. Jackson Bate/Douglas W. Bryant/ASECS Fellowship at the Houghton Library at Harvard University. Her upcoming projects include a digital project on reading science in late eighteenth-century New York and a manuscript on science, media, and celibacy in the eighteenth century. See https://westga.academia.edu/LauraMiller for copies of recent publications.


  • 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-2190 (Literature by Women)    
    • ENGL-4108 (Studies in the Novel - British)    
    • ENGL-4385 (Eighteenth-Century British Lit)    
    • ENGL-5108 (Studies in the Novel-British)    
    • ENGL-5385 (Eighteenth-Century British Lit)    
    • ENGL-6105 (Seminar in British Lit I)    
    • XIDS-2100 (Arts&Ideas: Gender&Sexuality)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • XIDS-2100 (Digital Humanities) Section: E01
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • XIDS-2100 (Gender and Sexuality) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-2190 (Literature by Women) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-4385 (Eighteenth-Century British Lit) Section: 02W   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-5385 (Eighteenth-Century British Lit) Section: 02
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • XIDS-2100 (Arts&Ideas: Gender&Sexuality) Section: 03
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • ENGL-2190 (Literature by Women) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-4108 (Studies in the Novel - British) Section: 01W   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-5108 (Studies in the Novel-British) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • ENGL-6105 (Seminar in British Lit I) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]

Selected Publications

Editor. Special Issue, "Libraries and Booksellers in the Long Eighteenth Century." Library & Information History 2015; 31(3).

Masculinity, Space, and Late Seventeenth-Century Alchemical Practices. Gender and Space in Britain, 1660-1820. Eds. Karen Gevirtz and Mona Narain. Ashgate, 2014 (165-178).

Publishers and Gendered Readership in English-Language Editions of Il Newtonianismo per le Dame. Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture (42) 2013 (191-214).

Between Life and Death: Representing Medicine, Necrophilia, and the Figure of the Intercessor in M.G. Lewiss The Monk. Sex and Death in the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Jolene Zigarovich. London and New York: Routledge, 2013 (203-223).

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 (247-266).


Dr. Miller has lived in New York, North Carolina, and California before moving to Georgia. Her favorite things to do outside of academia include spending time with her husband and two sons, cooking, reading, exercise, and travel.