Renata Miller, Associate Professor and Chair of English at City College,is currently completing a book manuscript titled Playing Her Part: The Victorian Novel, Theater, and the Actress, and her essay “Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Adaptations of Novels: The Paradox of Ephemerality” is forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, edited by Tom Leitch. She is also engaged in research on the Independent Theatre Society and its avant-garde influence in English fin de siècle culture, and some of her students’ research pertaining to this subject can be found at Before becoming chair of English at City College of New York, she served as director of the MA in Literature, director of Freshman English, associate academic director of the Kaye Scholars Program, and deputy chair of English. This summer, she will become deputy dean of Humanities and Arts at City College.