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Renata Kobetts Miller is professor of English at the City College of New York, where she also serves as Deputy Dean of Humanities and the Arts.  Her book The Victorian Actress in the Novel and on the Stage was published by Edinburgh University Press in November.  She is also the author of a book on adaptations of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and her work on Victorian fiction and theater has appeared in MLQ, BRANCH, and the Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, among other places.  She is currently working on two projects: one on the Independent Theatre Society of the 1890s, and the other on interdisciplinarity in the Victorian novel.  

Other Publications

Books

The Victorian Actress in the Novel and on the Stage.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
Recent Reinterpretations of Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Why and How This Novel Continues to Affect Us. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
Articles
“Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Adaptations of Novels: The Paradox of Ephemerality.” Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies. Ed. Thomas Leitch. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 53-70. Commissioned contribution. Full text available here.
“Elizabeth Robins.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Linda K. Hughes. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2015. Peer-reviewed, commissioned contribution (1000 words).
“Victorian Science Fiction.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Linda K. Hughes. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2015. Peer-reviewed, commissioned contribution (5000 words).
“1893: The Independent Theatre and the Cultural Work of Drama Criticism.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. January 2013. Web. Peer-reviewed, commissioned contribution.
T. W. Robertson’s CasteThe Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. Columbia University Press, 2007.
Harley Granville-Barker’s WasteThe Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. Columbia University Press, 2007.
“Child Killers and the Competition between the Late Victorian Theater and the Novel.” MLQ 66.2 (June 2005). 197-226. (One of three finalists for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Essay Prize for 2005.)
“The Exceptional Woman and Her Audience: Armgart, Performance, and Authorship.” The George Eliot Review (2004). 38-45.
“Imagined Audiences: The Novelist and the Stage.” The Blackwell Companion to the Victorian Novel. Ed. Patrick Brantlinger and W. B. Thesing. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. 207-24. Commissioned contribution.
Commissioned Book Reviews
Katherine Cockin, ed. Ellen Terry, Spheres of Influence. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2011). Victorian Studies 54 (Summer 2012): 746-48.
Review essay. Reid, Julia. Stevenson, Science, and the Fin de Siècle. (New York: Palgrave, 2006). Reed, Thomas L., Jr. The Transforming Draught: Jekyll and Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson, and the Victorian Alcohol Debate. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2006). Journal of Victorian Culture 13 (Autumn 2008): 334-39.
Newey, Katherine. Women’s Theatre Writing in Victorian Britain. (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). Victorian Studies 49 (Winter 2007).
Allen, Emily. Theater Figures: The Production of the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (Columbus: Ohio University Press, 2003). Victorian Studies 46 (Spring 2004): 542-44.
 

Public Scholarship
“Why I Struck.” [On International Women’s Day: “A Day Without A Woman.”] Academe Blog. 8 March 2017. https://academeblog.org/2017/03/08/why-i-struck/.
Letter to the Editor in response to David Brooks’s “Why Is Clinton Disliked?” New York Times. In print 25 May 2016, and on the Web 24 May 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/25/opinion/hillary-clinton-behind-the-public-persona.html?_r=0
“A Mid-Career Feminist Reflection: In An Era of Increasing Contingency and Devaluing of the Humanities, We Should Take a Moment to Reconsider the Meaning of Activism.” Academe 97 (January-February 2011), 27-29. https://www.aaup.org/article/midcareer-feminist-reflection#.WPvBybvyuu4
Op-Ed, “The Katy Perry-Elmo Dust-up is about Sexualization.” USA Today. In print and on the Web 30 September 2010. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-09-30-miller30_st_N.htm
“A Mid-Career Feminist Reflection: In An Era of Increasing Contingency and Devaluing of the Humanities, We Should Take a Moment to Reconsider the Meaning of Activism.” Academe 97 (January-February 2011), 27-29. https://www.aaup.org/article/midcareer-feminist-reflection#.WPvBybvyuu4
“Finishing the Dissertation.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Career Network. In print and on the web 1 April 2003. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Finishing-the-Dissertation/45136/

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