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Ken Millard did his undergraduate degree at London University and his DPhil at Oxford; he taught at Oxford University for five years before moving to Edinburgh in 1993. He has also taught at Newcastle University, De Montfort University and Arizona State University. In 1987 he went to study in Austin, Texas, and he has been returning to the United States regularly ever since, and especially to Texas, Arizona, Montana and California.
Dr Millard’s main area of research is the contemporary American novel (on which he has written two books) whether that is in terms of a specific region, ethnicity, or interpretations of postmodernity. He has supervised PhDs on a range of different American novelists, such as Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Don DeLillo, Douglas Coupland, Raymond Carver, Paul Auster and Chris Offutt, as well as theses that cover a group of writers, such as blank fiction or American Indian writing. Dr Millard is currently writing a book on contemporary fiction of the American West.
This article was published on Nov 26, 2012