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Miller, Olivia Chadha Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Miller's (Olivia Chadha's) research is focused on multiplicity of narratives including but not limited to ethnicity, race, and environment, in the graphic nonfiction, children's literature, young adult, nonfiction and memoir genres.

keywords

  • Comics, graphic nonfiction, nonfiction, narrative, environmental connections to writing, refugees and exile, South Asia, Holocaust, race, class, gender, creative writing, novel, personal essay, memoir, young adult, exile, literature, creative writing

Publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • HONR 1125 - Heroines and Heroic Traditions
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Reevaluating global heroic traditions is critical to understanding power structures. In this course we will interrogate the concept of the monomyth and redefine what it means to be a hero/ine. The course will explore comparative mythology, folklore, literature, film and television in order to reinterpret and investigate heroic traditions in diverse communities. Credit not granted for this course and HONR 4025.
  • HONR 3270 - Journey Motif in Women's Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Investigates literature thematically centered on forced migration, diaspora, and marginalized communities through novels, graphic novels, and short essays by women. Themes explored: feminism, identity, intersectionality, diaspora, issues of gender and borders, exile, ethnicity, and literary theory among others.
  • WRTG 1250 - Advanced First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Advanced version of WRTG 1150 intended for more experienced writers, this course meets the same goals as WRTG 1150 but at a more challenging level. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)