D. A. Miller is an American literary critic, working mostly on the novel, especially of the Victorian era, as well as on film and different aspects of gender and sexuality studies. Like most critics associated with the New Historicism he is influnenced by writings of Michel Foucault, which is visible in his explorations of power dynamics and the construction of subjectivity.
He received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 1977 and was a professor of English at Harvard University before joining the English Department at UC Berkeley, where he is also affiliated with the Film studies. Among his many publications are Jane Austen, or the Secret of Style (Princeton University Press, 2003); Place for Us: Essay on the Broadway Musical (Harvard University Press, 1998); Bringing Out Roland Barthes (University of California Press, 1992); The Novel and the Police (University of California Press, 1988); "Visual Pleasure in 1959" October 81 (Summer 1997), 35-58, also printed in Out Takes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film, edited by Ellis Hanson (Duke University Press, 1998), 97-125; "Sontag's Urbanity" The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader (Routledge 1993); and "Anal Rope," Representations 32 (Fall 1990), 114-133, also printed in Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories, edited by Diana Fuss (Routledge, 1991), 119-141. Miller's current projects involve Hitchcock, Fellini, and the postwar European art film.