Lewis H. Miller, Jr.


Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award (1991)
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English


Lewis H. Miller, Jr. received his B.A. from Amherst College, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1964.

Miller is a Professor Emeritus of English and Dean Emeritus of the Honors College at Indiana University, Bloomington. He also co-founded the Liberal Arts and Management Program at IU.

Miller's research interests include Advertising and American Culture, James Joyce, Robert Frost, and the American Renaissance, and he has been published widely on major English and American authors, especially Robert Frost, and on American advertising as both a marketing tool and as an index to cultural values. His own creative work has been published in such journals as Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Appalachia, Hopewell Review.

Upon retiring from Indiana, he and his wife moved to the Boston area, where Miller has taught seminars at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Brandeis University. His recent interest in James Joyce, especially in Ulysses, derives from his involvement with advertising, a genre Joyce exploited for his own artistic purposes.

Miller has been awarded several teaching awards including the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for distinguished teaching, the Exxon Award for curricular development, and a Lilly Faculty Fellowship.