Derrick Miller, Ph.D.

Derrick MillerChair, World Languages and Cultures
Office: Leutze Hall 211
Tel: (910) 962-4095
Fax: (910) 962-7712
E-mail: millerd

B.A. Davidson College
M.A., Ph.D.,University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Derrick Miller studied at Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught at Grinnell College and Duke University before joining the UNCW Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in 2008. He teaches German at all undergraduate levels and offers advanced courses on Fairy Tales, German Immigrants and Culture in the United States, and the German Enlightenment. He also leads the UNCW intensive summer German language course in Bremen, and he is currently the German section coordinator. His research focuses on the history of sexuality and eighteenth-century German religious culture, especially the Moravian Church in Europe and North America.

Recent Publications

"Alexander Volck's Anti-Moravian Polemics as Enlightenment Anxieties."
Journal of Moravian History. 14.2 (2014): 103-118

"Wieland's Parodistic, Exuberant, and Self-Conscious Post-Seraphic Erotic Style." In Die Grazie tanzt. Schreibweisen Christoph Martin Wielands. Ästhetische Signaturen (series), edited by Miriam Seidler. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013: 99-113.

"Sanctioning Pleasure: Sodomy and Lessing's Critical Project." Eighteenth-Century Studies 47.1 (2013): 39-52.

"Moravian Familiarities: Queer Community in the Moravian Church in Europe and North America in the Mid-Eighteenth Century." Journal of Moravian History 13.1 (2013): 54-75.