D. Quentin Miller, PhD

Professor & Chair
Department of English

Phone: 617-573-8289
Fax: 617-305-1744
Email: qmiller@suffolk.edu 
Office: 8062, 8th Floor, 73 Tremont Street



  • PhD, University of Connecticut
  • MA, The College of William and Mary
  • BA, Boston College

Selected Publications


Understanding John Edgar Wideman.  U of South Carolina Press, 2016 (under contract)

Introduction to African American Literature.  London: Routledge, 2014 (in progress; under contract)

“A Criminal Power”: James Baldwin and the Law.  Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University Press, 2012.

Connections: Literature for Composition.  (Co-edited, with Julie Nash). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh editions, (Co-edited, with Paul Lauter, et al).  Boston: Cengage, 2006, 2010, 2013. 


“Coda: The Heart of Baldwin,” in The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin, ed. Michele Elam, Cambridge UP (forthcoming, 2014).

“Lost and…Found? James Baldwin’s Script and Spike Lee’s Malcolm X.” In African American Review 46.5: Winter, 2013 (671-685).

“Behind Bars: The Current State of U.S. Prison Literature.”  In Race and the Twenty-first Century, Michigan State UP (forthcoming, 2014)

 “All the Clever Young Men.”  In Remembering John Updike, ed. Jack DeBellis, University of Alabama (forthcoming, 2014)

“‘And That’s How the Blues Was Born’: Baraka’s Dutchman and Baldwin’s Blues for Mister Charlie in Conversation” In Teaching Baraka’s Dutchman, Modern Language Association (forthcoming, 2014)

“The Rock Star’s Responsibility: Privacy, Industry, and Artistry in Novels by DeLillo, Lethem, and Franzen.” In Write in Tune: Contemporary Music in Fiction, ed. Erich Hertz and Jeffrey Roessner.  New York: Bloomsbury, 2014 (241-253).

“Free Men in Paris: The Shared Sensibility of James Baldwin and Ernest Hemingway.” In Hemingway and the Black Renaissance, ed. Gary Holcomb. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State UP, 2012 (120-132).

"Separate and Unequal in Paris: Notes of a Native Son and the Law." In James Baldwin: America and Beyond, ed. Cora Kaplan and Bill Schwartz. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 2011 (159-172).

“Vital Visions: Prison Literature and the Law.” In Teaching Literature and the Law. Ed. Cathrine Frank and Matthew Anderson. New York: Modern Language Association, 2010 (189-197).

“The Fire Next Time and the Law.” In African American Culture and Legal Discourse, ed. Lovalerie King and Richard Schur. London: Palgrave, 2009 (117-130).

“Using the Blues.” In The Oxford Historical Guide to James Baldwin. Ed. Douglas Field. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009 (83-110).

Creative Writing/Miscellaneous

"Top Ten List" (short story), in Every Day Fiction (August 8, 2013).

"The Trouble with the Other N-Word" in The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 31, 2012).

"Deep in the Brain" (short story) in Spilling Ink Review (Vol. 8, June 1, 2012).

"Myoclonus of the Diaphragm" (short story) in Atticus Review (March 20, 2012). 

"Invisible Citizens: The Rights and Lives of Prisoners," in the ABC-Clio "Enduring Questions: Daily Lives Through History" series, 2011.

"Carney" (short story) in Flashquake (10.3, Spring, 2011: 25-27).

"3 X 2" (short story) Prick of the Spindle (4.4, Dec. 2010).

"On the Road with the Final Four...Writers." The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 19, 2010.

"Of Maus and Men" (Co-authored with Wyatt Bonikowski). The Heath Anthology Blog,
http://www.heathanthology.blogspot.com/ 3/20/10.

"Second Dates, or, Does 'Contemporary' Mean 'Living'?" The Heath Anthology Blog, http://www.heathanthology.blogspot.com/ 11/15/09.

Courses Taught

WRI-101/102 First-Year Composition
ENG-216 World Literature in English
ENG-218 American Literature 2
ENG-357 African American Literature 
ENG-359 Selected African American Writers
ENG-360 Early 20th Century American Fiction
ENG-361 Contemporary American Fiction 
ENG-367 Mid-20th Century American Fiction
ENG-370/470 Fiction Writing Workshop I & II
SF-194 The Rebirth of Tragedy: Rock Music 1968-1972