The influential critical theorist J. Hillis Miller, Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine, will deliver the Annual Fales Lecture in English and American Literature at New York University on Monday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. Miller will speak on “Postmodern Communities in Literature”; and the event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at NYU’s Bobst Library, The Fales Collection (3rd floor), 70 Washington Square South. For further information, call 212. 998.2596.

Miller is the author of numerous critical texts including: The Disappearance of God: Five 19th Century Authors, The J. Hillis Miller Reader, Speech Acts in Literature, Topographies, and Black Holes.

Although he first distinguished himself as a Victorian critic, he is mainly thought of as a literary theorist, linked first with the Geneva School and later with the “Deconstructionist” critics of the “Yale school.”

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