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Guide to the J. Hillis Miller Papers MS.C.013
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  • Title: J. Hillis Miller papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.C.013
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 92.2 linear feet (98 boxes) 92.2 unprocessed linear feet and 11.8 GB of unprocessed digital material
    Date (inclusive): 1949-2011
    Abstract: This collection consists of professional, teaching, and personal papers of J. Hillis Miller, a literary critic and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Included are his scholarly works, manuscripts, conference attendance and memberships in scholarly associations, correspondence, photographs, awards, and both audio and video recordings of public appearances. Teaching papers consist of dissertations, lecture notes, syllabi, student grades, and student correspondence. A small amount of personal correspondence and a few family items are also included.
    Creator: Miller , J. Hillis (Joseph Hillis), 1928-

    Access

    This collection is closed until processed due to the presence of student records throughout the materials. After processing, general correspondence, including email, will continue to be restricted for 25 years from date of creation. This restriction may be lifted with permission from the donor.

    Chronology

    1928 Born March 5 in Newport News, VA
    1948 B.A., Oberlin College
      Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
    1949 M.A., Harvard University
      Fellow of the Society for Religion in Higher Education (Kent Fellow)
    1950-1952 Teaching Fellow in English, Harvard University
    1952 Ph.D., Harvard University
      Instructor in English, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
    1953-1967 Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of English, The John Hopkins University
    1959-1960 Guggenheim Fellowship
    1963-1967 Chairman, Humanities Group, The John Hopkins University
    1964 Research grant, American Philosophical Society
    1964-1967 Chairman, Department of English, The Johns Hopkins University
    1965-1966 Guggenheim Fellowship
    1967 Ward-Phillips Lecturer, Notre Dame University
    1967-1972 Professor of English and Humanistic Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
    1968 E. Harris Harbison Award for Distinguished Teaching
    1972 M.A. Privatim, Yale University
    1972-1975 Professor of English, Yale University
    1973-1974 Director of the Literature Major, Yale University
    1975-1976 Gray Professor of Rhetoric, Yale University
    1976-1979 Federick W. Hilles Professor of English, Yale University
    1979-1986 Frederick W. Hilles Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University
    1980 Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, University of Florida, Gainesville
    1980-1983 Director of the Literature Major, Yale University
    1986- UCI Distinguished Professor, University of California at Irvine
    1990 Fulbright Fellow, Autonomous University of Barcelona
    1991-1992 University of California Distinguished Faculty Lectureship
    1992 University of Washington Walker-Ames Visiting Professorship
    1993 Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association for Illustration
      Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Zaragoza
    1994 Honorary Professor of Peking University

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection consists of professional, teaching, and personal papers of J. Hillis Miller, a literary critic and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Included are his scholarly works, manuscripts, conference attendance and memberships in scholarly associations, correspondence, photographs, awards, and both audio and video recordings of public appearances. Teaching papers consist of dissertations, lecture notes, syllabi, student grades, and student correspondence. A small amount of personal correspondence and a few family items are also included.