Associate Professor of English
Office: Center for the Arts 247
1988: MFA, Fiction Prose, University of Michigan
1985: BA, Philosophy, University of Michigan, Residential College
Select Awards, Publications and Presentations:
"Before Show, Don't Tell: Fine Tuning the Art of Seeing," presented at the Associated Writing Programs Conference, February 2011
You Can Never Pretend the Power Isn’t There, a documentary theater piece (co-written and performed, 2006-2007)
“Writing as Performance: The Pedagogy of the Spectator.” Presented at the Conference on
College Composition and Communication, New York City, New York, March 24, 2007.
“Emerging Knowledge in English Studies: Perspectives from Writing Centered Practices.” Presented at the Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, December 28, 1999.
“The Photograph,” a short story, published in Il Gira Sole, an anthology of poetry and fiction, edited by Jorie Miller (Two Dog Press, July 1997)
“Cradlesong,” a short story. (Cimarron Review, October 1994)
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant in Literature, 1993.
“The Craft of Instrument Restoration,” nonfiction essay, (Point of Beginning, June/July 1990).
“Watching For Coyotes,” a short story, (The Luxury of Tears: Winning Stories from
the of Arts and Letters Competition, edited by Susan Greenberg, Little Rock,
Arkansas: August House, Inc., October 1989).
National Society of Arts & Letters Career Award for Short Fiction, 1988.
University of Michigan Avery and Julie Hopwood Award in Major Short Story, 1987.
Linda Miller's primary field is creative writing-prose, and she teaches
introductory and advanced writing courses in fiction and creative nonfiction.
She has also taught courses in dramatic writing and poetry, the process and
theory of writing, the creative process, writing and community service, and
contemporary literature. In addition, Professor Miller has co-taught MILA
courses in Ireland and, as of May 2013, in Italy. First Year Seminar topics range from The Creative Process to Endangered Writers to Reading Museums.