Helen and Laura Shedd Professor of English Language & Literature
Contact & Office Hours
Monday 3-4:30, Thursday 1:30-2:30, & by appt.
138 Elm Street #6
Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University
A.B., Harvard College
Richard Millington teaches courses in American literature, with a focus on writers of the 19th century and on 20th-century multiethnic literature. He has written on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Willa Cather and Alfred Hitchcock; his current projects explore the emergence of a distinctive conception of leisure in 19th-century American literature, the nature of Willa Cather's distinctive modernism and the short stories of Junot Diaz.
As the recipient of a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Millington has twice taught weeklong courses in American literature at universities in Chile.
Books and Edited Volumes
Practicing Romance: Narrative Form and Cultural Engagement in Hawthorne's Fiction (Princeton University Press, 1992)
Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century (Cather Studies 10, 2015) (co-editor)
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance: A Norton Critical Edition, 2011 (editor)
The Cambridge Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne, 2004 (editor)
Hitchcock's America, 1999 (co-editor)
Articles and Book Chapters
“An Elegy for the Reader: Europe and the Narrative of Self-formation in Lucy Gayheart” (2015)
“Willa Cather’s American Modernism” (2005)
“Where is Hawthorne’s Rome? The Marble Faun and the Cultural Space of Middle-Class Leisure” (2002)
“Where is Cather’s Quebec? Anthropological Modernism in Shadows on the Rock” (1999)
“Hitchcock and American Character: The Comedy of Self-construction in North by Northwest” (1999)
“Willa Cather and ‘The Storyteller’: Hostility to the Novel in My Antonia” (1994)