David Neal Miller


In Memoriam (1946-2018)


PhD (University of California, Santa Cruz, 1982)

Visiting appointments: Bar-Ilan University, Summer 1988; Fudan University, 1988-89; Oxford University, Summer 1990; Vilnius University, Summer 1999.

Specializations: Yiddish literature; Ashkenazic cultural studies; narratology; critical theory.

Books: Bibliography of Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1924-1949 (1983); Fear of Fiction: Narrative Strategies in the Works of Isaac Bashevis Singer (1985).

Edited Books: Recovering the Canon: Essays on Isaac Bashevis Singer (1986); Twentieth-Century Literary Theory: An Introductory Anthology, with Vassilis Lambropoulos (1987).

Articles on: I. B. Singer; Sholom Aleichem; Y.-L. Perets; fictive discourse; interview as genre; theory of allusion.

Major courses taught: I. B. Singer (team-taught with the author); Sholom Aleichem and the Invention of Yiddish Literature; Poetics of the Literary Manifesto; Postmodernism in Yiddish Literature.

Areas of Expertise
  • Narratology; Critical theory
  • Ashkenazic cultural studies
  • Yiddish literature

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