Marlowe Miller is an Professor in the English Department, FDC Steering Committee Chair and CWW Senior Associate at UMass Lowell.

Marlowe A. Miller

Professor, English

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
O'Leary Library - 431

Research Interests

British and American modernist literature, composition and rhetoric, and gender studies.

Domestic space in modernist literature; Gender and narrative in modernist literature; The literature of dissent in soviet socialist Czechoslovakia.


  • Ph D: English and American Literature, with a sub-specialty in Composition and Rhetoric, (1991), University of California, San Diego - San Diego, CA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Family, War, and Writing: H.D., Virginia Woolf, and Marguerite Duras
  • Other: English and American Literature and Composition/Rhetoric, (1989), University of California, San Diego - San Diego, CA
  • BA: English, (1983), Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA


Marlowe A. Miller, Ph.D. is the author of Masterpieces of British Literature (Greenwood 2007), an introductory critical text for students. Miller has published articles on the British pageant tradition in Virginia Woolf’s last novel, on narrative constructions of identity in a post-totalitarian state, and on pedagogy in the university classroom. For the past three years, Miller has been working closely with faculty from area high schools on “Partnerships for Readiness in Math an English” – this federally funded grant project has generated successful faculty development, produced original pedagogical materials, and resulted in several professional presentations at national conferences. A Research Associate at the UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work, Miller is currently working through the Center’s Emerging Scholars Program as she collaborates with a student scholar to investigate the role of domestic space in the novels of several modernist women writers. Miller is the Chair of the UMass Lowell FDC Steering Committee.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Gender Studies Teaching Fellow, Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Research Associate, Scholarship/Research - UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work
  • Teaching Excellence Award (1998), Teaching - English Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers (1998)

Selected Publications

  • Miller, M.A. (2006). Masterpieces of British modernism / Marlowe A. Miller.
  • Miller, M.A. (2000). Figuring Literary Theory and Refiguring Teaching: Graphics in the Undergraduate Literary Theory Course (pp. 61-73). Learning Literature in an Era of Change: Innovations in Teaching
  • Miller, M.A. (2000). Seton, Grace Gallatin Thompson, Suffragists, Explorers. American National Biography Online
  • Miller, M.A. (1998). 'To Familiarize the Strange and Mystify the Familiar': Sherley Anne Williams's Play Letters from a New England Negro. MAWA Review, 13(1) 1-15.
  • Miller, M.A. (1998). Death gets a B. College Teaching, 46(3) 98.
  • Miller, M.A. (1998). Unveiling 'The Dialectic of Culture and Barbarism' in British Pageantry: Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts. Papers on Language and Literature: A Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature, 34(2) 134-161.
  • Miller, M.A. (1994). Between the Acts of Modernism and Postmodernism. Virginia Woolf Miscellany, (44) 4-4.

Selected Presentations

  • Strategies for Success, 2017 - Lowell, MA
  • ACSD Conference in Philadelphia, March 2012 - Philadelphia, PA
  • New England College Board Forum, February 2012 - Boston, MA
  • UML Faculty Development Conference, 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Academic Technology Grant Conference, October 2009 - Marlboro, MA
  • Re-Envisioning Writing Assessment, November 2008 - Southbridge, MA
  • Emerging Technologies Conference, April 2008 - Boxborough, MA
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning pre-conference workshop leader - UMass Emerging Technologies Conference, April 2008 - Boxborough, MA
  • Czech Women - Conference for Women and Work, April 2007
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Technology and Reflective Practice, April 2007 - Shrewsbury, MA
  • Conference on Writing, Teaching, and Technology, April 2006 - Amherst, MA
  • Blended Teaching - Conversation dinner, April 2004
  • Write Place Tutors, February 2004
  • Designing Course Graphics - New England Faculty Development Conference with Dr. Mary Beaudry, November 2001 - Worcester, MA
  • Collaboration That Works - New England Association of Teachers of English conference, October 2001 - Nashua, NH
  • Poster on the Scholarship of Teaching - Conversation Dinner on the work of the Carnegie Task Force, November 2000
  • Lowell Women's Week: Bridging Campuses and Communities - National Women's Studies Association Conference, June 2000 - Lowell, MA
  • Dickens and MCAS - Dickens and America: Literature, Industry and Culture conference, April 2000 - Lowell, MA
  • Lowell Women's Week - UMass Lowell Diversity Conference, March 2000 - Lowell, MA
  • Dismantling the National Myth of Totalitarian Socialism - Northeast Modern Language Association, April 1999 - Pittsburg, PA
  • Feminist Postnational Narrative - Modern Language Association, December 1998 - San Francisco, CA
  • Identity and the ex-Dissident in a Post-Totalitarian State: Eva Kanturkova's Celebration of Individual Ethical Acts - Modern Language Association, December 1998 - San Francisco, CA
  • Sharing the Fate of the Text: Interviews with Czech Women Writers - Faculty Salon, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1998 - Lowell, MA
  • Metro Face: Reflections on Post-Communist Prague - Honors Colloquium, 1998 - Lowell, MA
  • Team-Teaching Womenês Studies - Presented at the request of the Council on Teaching and Learning, Conversation Dinner, 1998 - Lowell, MA
  • History and the Oral Tradition: Reclaiming Word and Terrain - Black Women Writers and the High Art of Afro-American Letters, May 1998 - San Diego, CA
  • Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference, May 1998 - Boston, MA
  • For his Consumption: Domestic Space and a Daughter's Place in the Work of Virginia Woolf and H.D. - Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, April 1998 - Baltimore, MD
  • Commuter Awareness Week, 1997
  • Defining Feminism in the Czech Republic - Honors Colloquium, 1997 - Lowell, MA
  • Czech Women Define Feminism - Women's Week, 1997 - Lowell, MA
  • Trauma Theory and Peer Critiques of Personal Essays, February 1997 - Durham, NH
  • Portfolios in the Writing Class - Brown Bag Lunch, 1996 - Lowell, MA
  • Interviewing Czech Dissidents - Dr. Gallagher's Women's Studies Course, 1996 - Lowell, MA
  • Composition Specialists in the Real World - Honors Colloquium, 1996 - Lowell, MA
  • Student Self Disclosure in Academic Writing - Conference on Composition, October 1996 - Fall River, MA
  • Bicultural Perspectives of America, April 1996 - Montreal, CA
  • The Poet With the Necessary Word - Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, April 1996 - Montreal, Canada
  • Space in the Modern Novel - Twentieth Century Literature Conference, February 1996 - Louisville, KY
  • Excavating History: Literary and Sociological Approaches to Black Heritage - American Women Writers of Color Conference, October 1995 - Ocean City, MD
  • The Oral Tradition in the Work of Sherley Anne Williams - American Women Writers of Color Conference, October 1995 - Ocean City, MD
  • Women's Studies in Eastern Europe - New England Women's Studies Association Conference, April 1995 - Storrs, CT
  • Contemporary Multicultural Literature, March 1995 - Boston, MA
  • Distilling the Word: Verbal Alchemy in H.D.'s Retrieval of the Mother - Northeast Modern Language Association, March 1995 - Boston, MA
  • Alchemical Poetics: H.D.'s Modernist Aesthetic - Twentieth Century Literature Conference, February 1995 - Louisville, KY
  • Sharing the Fate of the Text: A Czech Woman Writer's Response to Political Oppression - Modern Language Association, December 1994 - San Diego, CA
  • Marguerite Duras in Film, 1994 - Lowell, MA
  • The Space of Representation - Northeast Modern Language Association, April 1994 - Pittsburg, PA
  • Mad With the Horrors of the World: Marguerite Duras's War Texts - Twentieth Century Literature Conference, February 1994 - Louisville, KY
  • Who Gets to Tell the Story of the Self? Marguerite Duras and The Lover - Modern Language Association, December 1993 - Toronto, Canada
  • The Writing of Virginia Woolf - Presented to the Literary Society, English Department, 1993 - Lowell, MA
  • Whose Subject Is It? Duras and Annaud on The Lover - Women's Studies Brown Bag Series, 1993 - Lowell, MA
  • Writing Together as a Feminist Strategy - Southern California Women's Caucus for Art, Annual Conference, February 1993 - Los Angeles, CA
  • The Tyrannies and Servilities of the Public and Private: Woolf's Between the Acts - Twentieth Century Literature Conference, February 1993 - Louisville, KY
  • Wartime Gender Roles and the Literature of Virginia Woolf - Charles University Gender Studies Program, April 1992 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Unmasked and Unmuffled: Writing Beyond Politeness - Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1990 - Chicago, IL
  • Feminist Approaches to Rhetoric - International Rhetoric Council, Annual Conference, March 1990 - San Diego, CA
  • Composing Writing Processes: Using Metaphorical Stories - Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1989 - Seattle, WA
  • Gender and Rhetorical Stance: Teaching Alternative Rhetorics - Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1987 - Atlanta, GA