Cristanne Miller

Professor Cristanne Miller.

SUNY Distinguished Professor
Edward H. Butler Professor of English

Office: 402 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0674
E-mail address:


nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American poetry, gender and language issues, comparative modernist poetry, the effects of the Civil War on U.S. poetry as a genre, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Else Lasker-Schüler, the cities of New York and Berlin between 1900 and 1930, and Civil War poetry.

Digital Archive

  • Founder and Director of the Marianne Moore Digital Archive,,  a collaborative project that is publishing in facing-page manuscript and transcribed (annotated) text all 122 of Marianne Moore’s working notebooks, including notebooks she kept for reading, conversation, poetry drafts, lectures, concerts, and other purposes, along with miscellaneous manuscripts, tools, pedagogical guides, and publications supporting use of and contextualizing the notebooks. One notebook, with critical introduction, has been published (Fall 2016).

Selected Publications

Selected Books

  • Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them. Harvard University Press, 2016.
  • Reading In Time: Dickinson in the Nineteenth Century. University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.
  • Cultures of Modernism: Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Else Lasker-Schüler. Gender and Literary Community in New York and Berlin. University of Michigan Press, 2005.
  • Marianne Moore: Questions of Authority. Harvard University Press, 1995.
  • Emily Dickinson: A Poet's Grammar. Harvard University Press, 1987. [Chapter reprinted in New Century Views of Emily Dickinson, ed. Judith Farr; Prentice-Hall, 1996.]

Edited Volumes:

Emily Dickinson:  A Celebration for Readers.  Edited with Suzanne Juhasz.  London and New York: Gordon & Breach, l989.

The Women and Language Debate: A Sourcebook. Edited with Camille Roman and Suzanne Juhasz.  Rutgers University Press, 1994.  Online edition with, 1999; Kindle edition, 2010.

Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory. Edited with Lynn Keller.  University of Michigan Press, 1994.

Selected Letters of Marianne Moore. Edited with Bonnie Costello and Celeste Goodridge.  Knopf, 1997.

The Emily Dickinson Handbook. Edited with Roland Hagenbüchle and Gudrun Grabher.  University of Massachusetts Press, 1998; second printing 2004.

The Pearson Library of American Literature: A Custom Anthology. Edited with John Bryant, Jacqueline McLendon, Robin Schulze, and David Shields. Pearson Custom Publishing, January 2003. Period editor for 1865-1914, with responsibilities for selection of texts, period introduction, annotations, and author headnotes.

 Words for the Hour”: A New Anthology of American Civil War Poetry. Edited with Faith Barrett. University of Massachusetts Press, 2005.

Critics and Poets on Marianne Moore: “A right good salvo of barks”. Edited with Linda Leavell and Robin G. Schulze. Bucknell University Press, 2005.

“Emily Dickinson Archive”—on the Advisory Board of the EDA, an online archive that hopes eventually to include all Dickinson’s manuscripts, free and open to the public. Leslie Morris, General Editor. Stage 1 on-line, October 2013,

Dickinson In Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Memoirs, and Interviews by Friends and Associates. Edited with Jane Eberwein and Stephanie Farrar. University of Iowa Press, 2015.

Articles and Book Chapters

See CV

Major Awards and Fellowships since 1990:

2017 UB President’s Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Service

2017 MLA Scholarly Edition Prize (for editions published in 2015-16), for Emily Dickinson’s Poems (2016)

2014 ACLS (11 months)

2013 September-January 2014 Fulbright/Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award, Paris

2001-02  National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (12 months)

2001-02  Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Fellow (12 months)

1998  Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Free University of Berlin (6 months)

1995  Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, summer stipend

1993  Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Free University of Berlin (12 months)