Jesse Miller

Jesse Miller (B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University at Buffalo) is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Writing in the University at Buffalo School of Management. His 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. In 2015-2016 he studied the contemporary application of reading for mental health as a Humanities New York Public Humanities Fellow. He is also Managing Reviews Editor for Full Stop Magazine (www.full-stop.net), a web publication aimed at engaging with contemporary literature with a focus on debuts, small press publications, and works in translation.