Stephen Miller has his Ph.D in comparative literature from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Texas A&M since 1978. His interests include late modern through contemporary narrative, illustrated narrative, art and essay. After having completed his doctoral thesis in literary criticism and theory (“A Comparison of Socio-Marxist, Psychoanalytic, Chicago School and Structuralist Critical Methods Applied to Racine: A Methodological Study in Critical Pluralism”), he has specialized in Hispanic literatures of the nineteenth century through the contemporary period.
He is author of El mundo de Galdós: teoría, tradición y evolución creativa del pensamiento socio-literario galdosiano (1983), Del realismo/naturalismo al modernismo: Galdós, Zola, Revilla y Clarín (1870-1901) (1993), and Galdós gráfico (1861-1907): orígenes, técnicas y límites del socio-mimetismo (2001). Part of this last book project, also in 2001, are the introductions, editing and publication in facsimile volumes of the five known Galdosian sketchbooks: Gran teatro de la pescadería, Las Canarias, Atlas zoológico, Album arquitectónico and Album marítimo.
He has co-edited with Janet Pérez Critical Studies on Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (1988); with Brian Dendle Critical Studies on Armando Palacio Valdés (1993); and, with José Pablo Villalobos Rolando Hinojosa’s “Klail City Death Trip Series”: A Retrospective, New Directions. He has guest edited the following journal numbers: Antípodas, 4 (1992): Three Hispanic Nobels: Camilo José Cela, Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz; Romance Quarterly, 51.2 (2004): “Materia novelable” in the Contemporary Spanish Novel; La tabla redonda. Anuario de Estudios Torrentinos, 5 (2007): La última década (1989-1999): Las novelas esquemáticas; and, Romance Quarterly, 59.2 (2012): Galdós, Pérez-Reverte and the War of Independence.