Luke Mueller

  • Lecturer, English and Media Studies
  • Ph.D. Tufts University
  • M.A. Tufts University
  • M.S.I.S. Drexel University
  • B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Teaching Interests

Expository Writing; Modernism; Contemporary Literature; Philosophy of Language

Research Interests

Modernism, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language


Luke Mueller teaches writing and literature courses, and he studies 20th-21st century American and British literature and the philosophy of language.


Journal Articles

  • 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." In Garry Hagberg, (Eds.) Literature and Its Language: Philosophical Aspects.. Forthcoming.

  • Book Reviews

  • Mueller, L. (2017). [Review of the book Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language, by Megan Quigley ]. Journal of Modern Literature, (vol. 40) no. 4
  • 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, (53) 2Baltimore, MD: Forthcoming.

  • Presentations

  • Mueller, L. S. (2020). “Street Smarts: On Modernist Know-How (Cancelled due to COVID-19)” Presented at theModernist Studies Association Annual Conference Brooklyn, NY
  • Mueller, L. S. (2020). “Moving Research Projects Online ” Presented at theBentley Expository Writing Program Annual Workshop Bentley University
  • 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 EMS Research Roundtable Workshop Bentley University
  • Mueller, L. (2019). “Linguistic (Re)Turns” Presented at theAmerican 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 theAmerican Comparative Literature Association Conference Washington, D.C.
  • Mueller, L. (2018). “At the Margins of Modernist Experience: Futurist Manifestos and Dewey’s Aesthetics” Presented at theNortheast Modern Language Association Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mueller, L. (2017). “‘She Couldn’t Prove It:’ Crisis and Practical Certainty in Nella Larsen’s Passing” Presented at theAmerican Literature Association Conference Boston, MA
  • Service

    Department Service

  • Committee Member for Writing and Communication Committee 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for Research and Pedagogy Committee 2019 - Present
  • Committee Member for Reader for First-Year EXP Placement Essays 2018 - Present
  • University Service

  • Committee Member for Academic Performance Committee 2022 - 2022