Berkeley English Faculty

D.A. Miller

D.A. Miller

John F. Hotchkis Professor Emeritus and formerly Professor of the Graduate School

damiller@berkeley.edu


Books
Second Time Around: From Art House to DVD
Second Time Around: From Art House to DVD

The art houses and cinema clubs of his youth are gone, but the films that D. A. Miller discovered there in the 1960s and ’70s are now at his fingertips. With DVDs and streaming media, technology has turned the old cinematheque’s theatrical offerings ....(read more)

Hidden Hitchcock
Hidden Hitchcock

No filmmaker has more successfully courted mass-audience understanding than Alfred Hitchcock, and none has been studied more intensively by scholars. In Hidden Hitchcock, D. A. Miller does what seems impossible: he discovers what has remained unseen....(read more)

Jane Austen, or The Secret of Style
Jane Austen, or The Secret of Style

What is the world-historical importance of Jane Austen? An old maid writes with the detachment of a god. Here, the stigmatized condition of a spinster; there, a writer's unequalled display of absolute, impersonal authority. In between, the secret wo....(read more)

8 1/2
8 1/2

Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) shocked audiences around the world when it was released in 1963 by its sheer auteurist gall. The hero, a film director named Guido Anselmi, seemed to be Fellini’s mirror image, and the story to ref....(read more)

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