J. Scott Miller, Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature, received his B.A. from BYU in comparative literature and later earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in East Asian studies from Princeton University. He was an associate professor of Japanese at Colgate University prior to joining the faculty at BYU in 1994. Currently dean, he has also served as chair of the department of Asian & Near Eastern Languages, Asian Studies Coordinator in the David M. Kennedy Center, associate dean of Undergraduate Education and Honors Program Director, and co-director of BYU’s International Cinema program.
Research InterestsResearch interests include nineteenth-century and modern Japanese literature; oral narrative and translation theory; early Japanese sound recordings.
Teaching InterestsJapanese literature (classical, pre-modern and modern) and culture, Asian literary traditions, comparative literature (world civilization, East-West comparisons, film)
Honors and Awards
- Distinguished Speaker, Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (2011 - 2014)
- P. A. Christensen Lecturer, College of Humanities, BYU (2011 - 2012)
- Alcuin Fellowship, Undergraduate Education, BYU (2007 - 2010)
- Nominee for Executive Board elections, American Comparative Literature Association (2006 - 2006)
- Ludwig-Weber-Siebach Professorship, College of Humanities (2002 - 2005)
- Young Scholar Fellowship, BYU (1998 - 2001)
- American Association of Teachers of Japanese (2005 - Present)
- International Comparative Literature Association (1996 - Present)
- American Comparative Literature Association (1991 - Present)
- Association for Asian Studies (1991 - Present)