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Miller, J. Hillis (Joseph Hillis) 1928-

Works: 186 works in 1,054 publications in 7 languages and 42,516 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Didactic fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Contributor, pre, htt
Classifications: PR4588, 823.8
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Most widely held works about J. Hillis Miller
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Most widely held works by J. Hillis Miller
Dickens : a collection of critical essays by Martin Price( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 critical essays that analyze and evaulate the style and works of the 19th century British novelist, Charles Dickens
William Carlos Williams : a collection of critical essays by J. Hillis Miller( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, many by fellow poets, testify to the importance of Williams' uniquely "American" poetry
The linguistic moment : from Wordsworth to Stevens by J. Hillis Miller( )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of readings, explores the functioning of moments in poems when the medium--language--becomes an issue. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The disappearance of God : five nineteenth-century writers by J. Hillis Miller( Book )

51 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens : the world of his novels by Joseph Hillis Miller( Book )

60 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets of reality; six twentieth-century writers by Joseph Hillis Miller( Book )

45 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century interpretations of Bleak House : a collection of critical essays / edited by Jacob Korg by Jacob Korg( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretative essays representing differing viewpoints on Dickens' Bleak House
Reading narrative by J. Hillis Miller( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading for our time : Adam Bede and Middlemarch revisited by J. Hillis Miller( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can reading Adam Bede and Middlemarch be justified in this time of climate change, financial meltdown and ineffective politicians? J. Hillis Miller shows how, to be read for today, they must be read slowly, closely and carefully, with much attention to linguistic detail and especially to figures of speech. By relating mistakes like Dorothea's about Casaubon to current affairs, Miller's 'readings for today' can help us to come to terms with our human, social and political situation and even inspire us to act to ameliorate it
Literature as conduct : speech acts in Henry James by J. Hillis Miller( )

18 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three modes of speech act occur in James’s novels. First, James’s writing of his fictions is performative. He puts on paper words that have the power to raise in the reader the phantoms of imaginary persons. Second, James’s writing does things with words that do other things in their turn, including conferring on the reader responsibility for further judgment and action: for example, teaching James’s novels or writing about them. Finally, the narrators and characters in James’s fictions utter speech acts that are forms of doing things with words— promises, declarations, excuses, denials, acts of bearing witness, lies, decisions publicly attested, and the like. The action of each work by James, he shows, is brought about by its own idiosyncratic repertoire of speech acts
The conflagration of community : fiction before and after Auschwitz by J. Hillis Miller( )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Auschwitz to write even a single poem is barbaric." The Conflagration of Community challenges Theodor Adorno's famous statement about aesthetic production after the Holocaust, arguing for the possibility of literature to bear witness to extreme collective and personal experiences. J. Hillis Miller masterfully considers how novels about the Holocaust relate to fictions written before and after it, and uses theories of community from Jean-Luc Nancy and Derrida to explore the dissolution of community bonds in its wake. Miller juxtaposes readings of books about the Holocaust-Keneally's Schindler's List, McEwan's Black Dogs, Spiegelman's Maus, and Kertész's Fatelessness -with Kafka's novels and Morrison's Beloved, asking what it means to think of texts as acts of testimony. Throughout, Miller questions the resonance between the difficulty of imagining, understanding, or remembering Auschwitz-a difficulty so often a theme in records of the Holocaust-and the exasperating resistance to clear, conclusive interpretation of these novels. The Conflagration of Community is an eloquent study of literature's value to fathoming the unfathomable
Thomas Hardy, distance and desire by J. Hillis Miller( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical study of the interrelation of the literary themes of distance and desire woven throughout the nineteenth-century British writer's novels and poems
The act of the mind; essays on the poetry of Wallace Stevens by Roy Harvey Pearce( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction and repetition : seven English novels by Joseph Hillis Miller( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Lord Jim, Wuthering Heights, Henry Esmond, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The well-beloved, Mrs Dalloway and Between the acts
Aspects of narrative : selected papers from the English Institute by English Institute( Book )

25 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Derrida by J. Hillis Miller( )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book--the culmination of forty years of friendship between J. Hillis Miller and Jacques Derrida, during which Miller also closely followed all Derrida's writings and seminars--is "for Derrida" in two senses. It is "for him," dedicated to his memory. The chapters also speak, in acts of reading, as advocates for Derrida's work. They focus especially on Derrida's late work, including passages from the last, as yet unpublished, seminars. The chapters are "partial to Derrida," on his side, taking his part, gratefully submitting themselves to the demand made by Derrida's writings to be read--slowly, carefully, faithfully, with close attention to semantic detail. The chapters do not progress forward to tell a sequential story. They are, rather, a series of perspectives on the heterogeneity of Derrida's work, or forays into that heterogeneity. The chief goal has been, to borrow a phrase from Wallace Stevens, "plainly to propound" what Derrida says. The book aims, above all, to render Derrida's writings justice. It should be remembered, however, that, according to Derrida himself, every rendering of justice is also a transformative interpretation. A book like this one is not a substitute for reading Derrida for oneself. It is to be hoped that it will encourage readers to do just that."--Publisher description
The ethics of reading : Kant, de Man, Eliot, Trollope, James, and Benjamin by J. Hillis Miller( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through an examination of the philosophy of Kant and de Man, as well as writings from Henry James, George Eliot, and Anthony Trollope on the topic of reading, this study argues that there is a necessary ethical moment in the act of reading that is neither cognitive, nor political, nor social, nor interpersonal, but properly and independently ethical
The form of Victorian fiction : Thackeray, Dickens, Trollope, George Eliot, Meredith, and Hardy by J. Hillis Miller( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three key components are crucial to Victorian fiction: time, interpersonal relations, and realism, The book is organized around a discussion of these elements and their relationship to one another. This book's theory of literary criticism strives to identify the unique flavor of the author's consciousness through the interaction of the imaginary minds of the narrator and his characters in the novel.--Adapted from preface
Communities in fiction by J. Hillis Miller( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communities in Fiction reads six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) in the light of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by Raymond Williams, Martin Heidegger, and Jean- Luc Nancy. The book's topic is the question of how communities or noncommunities are represented in fictional works. Such fictional communities help the reader understand real communities, including those in which the reader lives. As against the presumption that the trajectory in literature from Victorian to modern to postmodern is the story of a gradual loss of belief in the possibility of community, this book demonstrates that communities have always been presented in fiction as precarious and fractured. Moreover, the juxtaposition of Pynchon and Cervantes in the last chapter demonstrates that period characterizations are never to be trusted. All the features both thematic and formal that recent critics and theorists such as Fredric Jameson and many others have found to characterize postmodern fiction are already present in Cervantes's wonderful early-seventeenth-century "exemplary story," "The Dogs' Colloquy." All the themes and narrative devices of Western fiction from the beginning of the print era to the present were there at the beginning, in Cervantes. Most of all, however, Communities in Fiction looks in detail at its six fictions, striving to see just what they say, what stories they tell, and what narratological and rhetorical devices they use to say what they do say and to tell the stories they do tell. The book attempts to communicate to its readers the joy of reading these works and to argue for the exemplary insight they provide into what Heidegger called Mitsein--being together in communities that are always problematic and unstable
Illustration by J. Hillis Miller( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positioning himself in the slippery divide between two highly charged critical approaches--deconstruction and cultural studies--J. Hillis Miller explains why the split occurred and offers, for the first time, an eloquent analysis of the goals and methods of cultural studies. Miller's Illustration is an intellectual adventure that transgresses the boundaries of critical theory to reveal the ideological forces at work. The result, art critic Norman Bryson concludes, "is an extraordinary performance." In a positive, constructive way, Miller describes cultural studies as, primarily, a means of contextualizing works of art. Relating the assumptions behind this approach to recent social, political, and technological changes, he shows how cultural studies is itself subject to its context and thus perhaps misguided insofar as it portrays art objects as "mere illustration." In particular, Miller considers new forms of electronic research in the humanities which, with their vast, homogenizing effect on data, can compel a critic to reconfigure information--in fact, to create the context that he or she means simply to identify. To illustrate this phenomenon, Miller investigates one topic of importance for cultural studies: the relation of verbal and visual forms in multimedia works. Drawing examples from Twain, Gorey, Mallarme, James, Ruskin, Heidegger, Dickens, and Turner, he shows how neither word nor image takes priority in such collaborations; nor is either a mere representation of a pre-existing reality. The transformations wrought by cultural artifacts on their contexts, Miller contends, must be identified through detailed and vigilant "rhetorical" readings if the force of a work of art is to be passed on into the current cultural situation. And for the new form these readings take, the reader-critic must in turn assume responsibility
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Reading narrative
Reading narrativeLiterature as conduct : speech acts in Henry JamesThe conflagration of community : fiction before and after AuschwitzFiction and repetition : seven English novelsFor DerridaThe ethics of reading : Kant, de Man, Eliot, Trollope, James, and BenjaminIllustration
Alternative Names
Hillis Miller, J.

Hillis Miller, Joseph

Hillis Miller, Joseph 1928-

Iosephus Hillis Miller Minor

J. Hillis Miller Amerikaans schrijver

J. Hillis Miller crítico literario americano, profesor universitario

J. Hillis Miller critique littéraire américain, professeur d'université


Joseph Hillis Miller

Joseph Hillis Miller americký literární teoretik a historik

Miller, J. H.

Miller, J. H. 1928-

Miller, J.Hillis

Miller J. Hillis 1928-....

Miller, J. Hillis Jr

Miller Joseph. H. 1928-....

Miller Joseph Hillis

Miller, Joseph Hillis 1928-

Джоузеф Хилис Милър

Джоузеф Хилис Милър американски литературен теоретик и историк англицист

جاى هيليز ميلر

جاي هيليز ميلر

جوزف هیلیس میلر

جوزف ہلس ملر

밀러, J. H. 1928-

밀러, J. 힐리스 1928-

밀러, 조셉 힐리스 1928-


ミラー, J. ヒリス