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Luke Mueller

Lecturer, English and Media Studies
Ph.D., Tufts University, 2018
M.A., Tufts University, 2013
M.S.I.S., Drexel University, 2008
B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
Office: Adamian Academic Center 072 | 781.891._2924 |

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Luke Mueller earned his Ph.D. at Tufts University, and he teaches courses in writing, trans-Atlantic modernism, short stories and the novel.

Teaching Interests

Expository Writing; Modernism; Fiction; Language Philosophy

Research Interests

Modernism, Aesthetics, Pragmatism and Ordinary Language Philosophy


Journal Article(s)
Mueller, L. (2016). “Contesting Individuality: Pryvetee and Self-Profession in The Canterbury Tales”. Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies , v. 47, pp. 189-208.

Book Chapters
Mueller, L. S. "'Bunbury Could Not Live, That Is What I Mean:' Austin's Performative Speech and Truth in the Case of Oscar Wilde." (Forthcoming). In Garry Hagberg (Eds.), Literature and Its Language: Philosophical Aspects.

Book Reviews
Mueller, L. S. [Review of the book The Fictional Minds of Modernism: Narrative Cognition from Henry James to Christopher Isherwood]. Studies in the Novel, v. 53, no. 2, 2021. Forthcoming

Mueller, L. (2017). [Review of the book Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language, by Megan Quigley]. Journal of Modern Literature.

Conference Presentations

Crane, J. H., Dayal, S., Hayward, C. C., Hodes, N. L., Medden, S. A., Mulder, J. Y., Mueller, L. S. (2019). Presented at the EMS Research and Pedagogy Committee's EMS Research Roundtable Workshop, Bentley University.

Mueller, L., . (2019). "Linguistic (Re)Turns." Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Washington, D.C..

Mueller, L. (2019). "Linguistic Pragmatics in the Post-Truth Era: Ordinary Language Philosophy and the Case of Oscar Wilde." Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Washington, D.C..

Mueller, L. (2018). "At the Margins of Modernist Experience: Futurist Manifestos and Dewey’s Aesthetics." Presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Mueller, L. (2017). "‘She Couldn’t Prove It:’ Crisis and Practical Certainty in Nella Larsen’s Passing." Presented at the American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA.


Department Service
Committee Member for Research and Pedagogy Committee, 2019 - Present
Committee Member for First-Year EXP Placement Exam Committee, 2018 - Present