Kenneth Millard

Senior Lecturer


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.

Research summary

Dr Millard’s main area of research is the contemporary American novel, whether that is in terms of a specific region or interpretations of postmodernity. He has supervised PhDs on a range of different American writers, such as Don DeLillo, Raymond Carver, Paul Auster, Saul Bellow, Sherman Alexie, Barry Hannah and Chris Offutt, as well as theses that cover groups of novelists with common conceptual interests. Dr Millard's most recent book is Writing the Modern American West (2018).

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