Helen and Laura Shedd Professor of English Language & Literature
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Sabbatical academic year 2015-2016
Richard Millington earned a B.A. from Harvard College and M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.
Professor Millington is the author of Practicing Romance: Narrative Form and Cultural Engagement in Hawthorne's Fiction (Princeton, 1992),the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne and of the Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance. He has published essays on Hawthorne and on Willa Cather, and is the co-editor of Hitchcock's America, which includes his essay on North by Northwest. His current projects explore the literary effects of the emergence of a distinctive conception of leisure in 19th-Century America, and attempt to capture the nature of Willa Cather's American Modernism. As the recipient of a grant from the U.S. Department of State, he has twice taught weeklong courses in American literature at universities in Chile.
His courses include both semesters of the English department's survey of the 19th-Century American literature; "American Journeys,"an exploration of multiethnic American literature of the twentieth century; and "America in 1925", a first-year seminar.