D. Quentin Miller, PhD

Professor & Chair
Department of English

Phone: 617-573-8289
Fax: 617-305-1744
Email: qmiller@suffolk.edu 
Office: Fenton Building, Rm. 334



  • PhD, University of Connecticut
  • MA, College of William and Mary
  • BA, Boston College



The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition, (Co-edited, with Paul Lauter, et al). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2013.

The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition, 2nd Edition, (Co-edited, with Paul Lauter, et al). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2013.

A Criminal Power: James Baldwin and the Law. The Ohio State University Press, 2012.

Connections: Literature for Composition. (Co-edited, with Julie Nash). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

Prose and Cons: Essays on Prison Literature in the United States. (edited collection of essays) McFarland, 2005.

The Generation of Ideas: A Thematic Reader. Boston: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005.

Drawing the Iron Curtain: John Updike and the Cold War. University of Missouri Press, 2001.

Re-Viewing James Baldwin: Things Not Seen (edited collection of essays). Temple University Press, 2000.


“Free Men in Paris: The Shared Sensibility of James Baldwin and Ernest Hemingway.” In Hemingway and the Black Renaissance, ed. Gary Holcomb. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State UP, 2012 (120-132).

"Separate and Unequal in Paris: Notes of a Native Son and the Law." In James Baldwin: America and Beyond, ed. Cora Kaplan and Bill Schwartz. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 2011 (159-172).

“Vital Visions: Prison Literature and the Law.” In Teaching Literature and the Law. Ed. Cathrine Frank and Matthew Anderson. New York: Modern Language Association, 2010 (189-197).

“The Fire Next Time and the Law.” In African American Culture and Legal Discourse, ed. Lovalerie King and Richard Schur. London: Palgrave, 2009 (117-130).

“Using the Blues.” In The Oxford Historical Guide to James Baldwin. Ed. Douglas Field. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009 (83-110).

“The Signifying Poppet: Unseen Voodoo and Arthur Miller’s Tituba.” Forum for Modern Language Studies 43.4: October, 2007 (438-454).

“Playing a Mean Guitar: The Legacy of Staggerlee in Baldwin and Morrison.” In James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and Theoretical Essays, Lynn Orilla Scott and Lovalerie King, eds. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan: 2006 (121-148).

“Updike, Middles, and the Spell of ‘Subjective Geography.’” The Cambridge Companion to John Updike. Stacey Olster, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006 (15-28).

“Deeper Blues, Or the Posthuman Prometheus: Cybernetic Renewal and the Late-Twentieth Century American Novel.” American Literature. (77.2: June, 2005: 379-407).

“‘On the Outside Looking In’: White Readers of Nonwhite Prison Narratives.” In Prose and Cons, 15-32.

“‘A Tyrannically Democratic Force’: The Symbolic and Cultural Function of Clothing in Catherine Maria Sedgwick’s Hope Leslie”. Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. (19.2: Spring, 2002: 121-136).

“Introduction” and “James Baldwin, Poet” in Re-Viewing James Baldwin: Things Not Seen. 1-11, 233-255.

“‘Making a Place for Fear’: Toni Morrison’s First Redefinition of Dante’s Hell in Sula.” English Language Notes XXXVII, 3: March, 2000: 68-76.

“Updike’s Rabbit Novels and the Tragedy of Parenthood.” Family Matters in the British and American Novel. Andrea Herrera, Elizabeth Nollen, Sheila Foor, eds. Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 1997, 281-312.

“‘A Barrier of Words’: Narrative Voice and Vision in the Writings of Edith Wharton.” American Literary Realism 1870-1910. Fall, 1994: 11-23.

“‘In the Late Summer of That Year’: The Problem of Time in A Farewell to Arms.” The Hemingway Review. Spring, 1991: 61-65.

Creative Writing/Miscellaneous

"Top Ten List" (short story), in Every Day Fiction (August 8, 2013).

"The Trouble with the Other N-Word" in The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 31, 2012).

"Deep in the Brain" (short story) in Spilling Ink Review (Vol. 8, June 1, 2012).

"Myoclonus of the Diaphragm" (short story) in Atticus Review (March 20, 2012). 

"Invisible Citizens: The Rights and Lives of Prisoners," in the ABC-Clio "Enduring Questions: Daily Lives Through History" series, 2011 (http://dailylife2.abc-clio/Ideas/Display/1663680).

"Carney" (short story) in Flashquake (10.3, Spring, 2011: 25-27).

"3 X 2" (short story) Prick of the Spindle (4.4, Dec. 2010).

"On the Road with the Final Four...Writers." The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 19, 2010.

"Of Maus and Men" (Co-authored with Wyatt Bonikowski). The Heath Anthology Blog,
http://www.heathanthology.blogspot.com/ 3/20/10.

"Second Dates, or, Does 'Contemporary' Mean 'Living'?" The Heath Anthology Blog, http://www.heathanthology.blogspot.com/ 11/15/09.

"Behind the Wall: On Teaching Prison Literature." The Heath Anthology Newsletter, Fall, 2005 (4-6).

"Teaching with the Heath Concise." The Heath Anthology Newletter, Spring, 2004 (1-4).

"A Legal Studies Option: The Murder Trial of Simon Fletcher." Critical Strategies for Academic Thinking and Writing, 3rd Edition. Malcolm Kiniry and Mike Rose, eds. Boston: Bedford, 1998. 277-279.

"Hang-Ups" (short story). The Crescent Review. Winter, 1996 (14.3): 27-40.

Courses Taught

ENG 101/102 - First-Year Composition
ENG 216 - World Literature in English
ENG 218 - American Literature 2
ENG 357 - African American Literature 
ENG 359 - Selected African American Writers
ENG 360 - Early 20th Century American Fiction
ENG 361 - Contemporary American Fiction 
ENG 367 - Mid-20th Century American Fiction
ENG 370/470 - Fiction Writing Workshop I & II
SF 194 - The Rebirth of Tragedy: Rock Music 1968-1972