Dr James Miller

Position: Senior Lecturer
School: Humanities
Email: J.Miller@kingston.ac.uk
Extension: 62289
Location: Room Pr.Hh.1004, Penrhyn Road


James Miller was born in London in 1976 and educated at Oxford University, University College London and King's College London. He was Time Out magazine's 'Rising Literary Star' of 2008. His debut novel, LOST BOYS, a disturbing re-imagining of 'Peter Pan' for the War on Terror was published to great critical acclaim and controversy in the UK in 2008. His second novel, SUNSHINE STATE, a re-working of 'Heart of Darkness' for an age of economic collapse, Third World revolution and global warming was published in 2010. He is currently writing his third novel, which explores the credit crunch and the subsequent anti-capitalist protest currently sweeping the globe from the point of view of both anarchist protestors and the financial elite. James Miller has a PhD on African-American literature and Civil Rights. He teaches English literature and creative writing at Kingston University. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and his journalism in papers including The Times and Der Taggesspiegel. He has spoken at many events in the UK and abroad, including the Edinburgh Book Festival, ZDF's 'aspekte' TV programme, 'I Like Cairo and London' in Berlin's Hebbel-Am-Ufer theatre, the Tottenham/ Palestine literature festival and 'The Novel and the Urban Landscape in a time of transition and crisis' at the Athens Megaron.

Educational and professional qualifications

2003-6 PhD James Baldwin and the problem of identity and history in post-war America. , Kings College London
1998-9 MA Anglo-American Literary Relations , University College London
1994-7 BA English Literature , Oxford University

Research outputs

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Number of items: 4.


Miller, James (2009) Integration, transformation and the redemption of America: 'The Fire Next Time' and ‘A Letter from Birmingham Jail’. European Journal of American Culture, 28(3), pp. 245-262. ISSN (print) 1466-0407

Miller, James (2008) What does it mean to be an American? The dialectics of self-discovery in Baldwin's “Paris essays” (1950–1961). Journal of American Studies, 42(01), pp. 51-66. ISSN (print) 0021-8758


Miller, James (2010) Sunshine State. London, U.K. : Little Brown. 344p. ISBN 9781408701843

Miller, James (2009) Lost boys. London, U.K. : Little Brown. 275p. ISBN 9780349120980

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