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Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller (B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University at Buffalo) is a writer, musician, and teacher whose interests include literary modernism, improvisation, cultural approaches to health, illness, and disability, and the role of writing and the arts in precipitating social change. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Writing in the University at Buffalo School of Management and is currently a faculty fellow with the University at Buffalo Experiential Learning Network. His academic book project "The Birth of the Literary Clinic: Modernism, Bibliotherapy, and the Aesthetics of Health, 1916-1944" excavates a link between the work of American modernist writers such as Kenneth Burke, Djuna Barnes, and Jean Toomer, and early twentieth-century efforts to promote the practice of therapeutic reading. He has studied the contemporary application of his research on the history of reading for mental health as a 2015-2016 Humanities New York Public Humanities Fellow. He makes music with the band Lalalangue and is also Managing Reviews Editor for Full Stop Magazine (www.full-stop.net), a web publication aimed at engaging with contemporary literature and publishing with a focus on debuts, small press publications, and works in translation. 

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