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Allen Miller

Carolina Distinguished Professor & Vice Provost and Director, International Programs
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina

Office: Osborne 102

Dr. Miller’s primary teaching and research interests are theory, Latin poetry, Plato, and the classical tradition. His books, Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness: The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome (1994), Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Critical Reader (2002), and Latin Verse Satire: An Anthology and Critical Reader (2005) were published by Routledge. Subjecting Verses: Latin Love Elegy and the Emergence of the Real was published by Princeton (2004). Postmodern Spiritual Practices: The Reception of Plato and the Construction of the Subject in Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault was published by Ohio State (2007). Plato’s Apology of Socrates: Text and Commentary, with Charles Platter, was published by the University of Oklahoma (2010). A Tibullus Reader: Seven Selected Elegies was published by Bolchazy-Carducci (2013). His latest book, Diotima at the Barricades: French Feminists Read Plato is forthcoming from Oxford. He has edited or co-edited fourteen volumes of essays on literary theory, gender studies, and topics in classics, including Rethinking Sexuality: Foucault and Classical Antiquity(Princeton 1998) and Desire of the Analysts: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Criticism (SUNY 2008). He has published sixty-six articles on Latin, Greek, French, and English literature as well as theory. He is the editor emeritus of Transactions of the American Philological Association and currently co-editor of the Sino-American Journal of Comparative Literature.