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William Ian Miller

Thomas G. Long Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1985-


Publications

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Books

  • 'Why is your axe bloody?': A Reading of Njáls Saga. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments His Shrinking Brain, Which He Flatters Himself Formerly Did Him Noble Service. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
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  • Audun and the Polar Bear: Luck, Law, and Largesse in a Medieval Tale of Risky Business. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2008.
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  • Eye for an Eye. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006.
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  • Faking It. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003.
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  • The Mystery of Courage. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2000.
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  • Co-translator. The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, Including 49 Tales, by V. Hreinsson, editor. P. Acker et al., co-translators. Reykjavík, Iceland: Leifur Eiríksson Publishing, 1997.
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  • The Anatomy of Disgust. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1997.
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  • Humiliation: And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort and Violence. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1993.
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  • Bloodtaking and Peacemaking. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1990.
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  • Co-translator. Law and Literature in Medieval Iceland: Ljósvetninga Saga and Valla-Ljóts Saga. T. M. Anderson, co-translator. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 1989.
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Book Chapters

  • "Conscience, Interest, Side-Switching, and Laxdæla Saga." In The Creation of Medieval Northern Europe: Christianisation, Social Transformations, and Historiography; Essays in Honour of Sverre Bagge, edited by L. Melve and S. Sønnesyn, 373-88. Oslo: Dreyer Forlag, 2012.
  • "The Messenger." In Frieden stiften: Vermittlung und Konfliktlösung vom Mittelalter bis heute, edited by G. Althoff, 19-36. Darmstadt: WBG, 2011.
  • "Threat." In Feud, Violence and Practice: Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White, edited by B.S.Tuten and T.L.Billado, 9-28. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2010.
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  • "Hatred." In The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences, edited by D.Sander and K.R.Scherer, 203-4. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
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  • "Deceit in War and Trade." In The Philosophy of Deception, edited by C.Martin, 49-66. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
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  • "Home and Homelessness in the Middle of Nowhere." In Home and Homelessness in the Medieval and Renaissance World, edited by N. Howe, 125-42. Notre Dame, Ind.: Univ. Notre Dame Press, 2004.
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  • "Weak Legs: Misbehavior before the Enemy." In Demokratie, Recht und soziale Kontrolle im klassischen Athen, edited by D. Cohen and E. Müller-Luckner, 15-35. Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, 49. Munich: Oldenbourg, 2002.
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  • "In Defense of Revenge." In Medieval Crime and Social Control, edited by B. A. Hanawalt and D. Wallace, 70-89. Medieval Cultures, 16. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1999.
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  • "Gluttony." In Wicked Pleasures: Meditations on the Seven "Deadly" Sins, edited by R. C. Solomon, 19-49. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1999.
  • "Fear, Weak Legs, and Running Away: A Soldier's Story." In The Passions of Law, edited by S. A. Bandes, 241-64. Critical America. New York: New York Univ. Press, 1999.
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  • "Sheep, Joking, Cloning and the Uncanny." In Clones and Clones: Facts and Fantasies about Human Cloning, edited by M. C. Nussbaum and C. R. Sunstein, 78-87. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1998.
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  • "Clint Eastwood and Equity: Popular Culture's Theory of Revenge." In Law in the Domains of Culture, edited by A. Sarat and T. R. Kearns, 161-202. Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1998.
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  • "Hœnsa-Þóris Saga." In Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia, edited by P. Pulsiano and K. Wolf: 309-10. New York: Garland, 1993.
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  • "Sagas and Emotions." In From Sagas to Society, edited by G. Pálsson. Middlesex, U.K.: Hisarlik Press, 1992.
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  • "Central Feud in Njáls Saga." In Sagas of the Icelanders, edited by J. Tucker, 292-365. New York: Garland, 1989.
  • "Diebstahl, England." In Lexikon des Mittelalters, 992-3. Munich: Artemis, 1985.
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Journal Articles

  • "The Question of Courage." SGI Quarterly 69 (2012): 14-7.
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  • "Death, Danger, and ... Dieting?: What is Courage? Who has it? Have we Debased its Meaning Since Plato Sought to Define it?" In Character 4, no. 3 (2009): 4-11.
  • "Is a Gift Forever?" Representations 100 (2007): 13-22.
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  • "Oko za oko: obračunavanje s talionom." L. Učakar, translator. Pamfil (2005): 6-13.
  • "Yale Kamisar: Up Close and Personal." Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 2, no. 1 (2004): 65-7.
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  • "Of Optimal Views and Other Anxieties of Attending to the Beautiful and Sublime." J. Visual Culture 1, no. 1 (2002): 71-85.
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  • "Weak Legs: Misbehavior before the Enemy." Representations 70 (2000): 27-48.
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  • "Near Misses." Mich. Q. Rev. 38, no. 1 (1999): 1-15.
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  • "Focus on Faculty - William I. Miller." Law Quad. Notes 41, no. 3 (1998): 12-3.
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  • "Ann Arbor, December 1997." Am. Scholar 67, no. 2 (1998): 143-6.
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  • "Gluttony." Representations 60 (1997): 92-112.
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  • "Sanctuary, Redlight Districts, and Washington, D.C.: Some Observations on Neuman's Anomalous Zones." Stan. L. Rev. 48, no. 5 (1996): 1235-46. (Symposium: Surveying Law and Borders)
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  • "Upward Contempt." Pol. Theory 23, no. 3 (1995): 476-99.
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  • "Deep Inner Lives, Individualism and People of Honour." Hist. Pol. Thought 16, no. 2 (1995): 190-207.
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  • "'I Can Take a Hint': Social Ineptitude, Embarrassment, and the King of Comedy." Mich. Q. Rev. 33, no. 2 (1994): 322-44.
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  • "Of Outlaws, Christians, Horsemeat, and Writing: Uniform Laws and Saga Iceland." Mich. L. Rev. 89 (1991): 2081-95.
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  • "Some Aspects of Householding in the Medieval Icelandic Commonwealth." Continuity & Change 3 (1988): 321-55.
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  • "Ordeal in Iceland." Scandinavian Stud. 60 (1988): 189-218.
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  • "Beating Up on Women and Old Men and Other Enormities: A Social Historical Inquiry into Literary Sources." Mercer L. Rev. 39, no. 3 (1988): 753-66.
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  • "Gift, Sale, Payment, Raid: Case Studies in the Negotiation and Classification of Exchange in Medieval Iceland." Speculum 61 (1986): 18-50.
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  • "Dreams, Prophecy and Sorcery: Blaming the Secret Offender in Medieval Iceland." Scandinavian Stud. 58 (1986): 101-23.
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  • "A Relic of Divine Dispensation." Explicator 42, no. 4 (1984): 2-4. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Avoiding Legal Judgement: The Submission of Disputes to Arbitration in Medieval Iceland." Am. J. Legal Hist. 28 (1984): 95-134. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Justifying Skarpheðinn: Of Pretext and Politics in the Icelandic Bloodfeud." Scandinavian Stud. 55, no. 4 (1983): 316-44. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Choosing the Avenger: Some Aspects of the Bloodfeud in Medieval Iceland and England." Law & Hist. Rev. 1 (1983): 159-204. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Dorothy Thompson and the Court Packing Plan: Of Muse and Men." Hous. L. Rev. 19 (1981-1982): 695-711. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Middle English Ballad 'Robyn and Gandeleyn' (line 57)." Notes & Queries 223 (1978): 300-1. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reviews

  • Review of Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic, by A.Cuffel. Medievalia et Humanistica, no. 34 (2008): 161-5.
  • Review of Gestures and Looks in Medieval Narrative, by J. A. Burrow. Medieval Rev. 03.01.34 (2003).
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  • Review of Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions, by J. Elster. London Rev. Books 22, no. 15 (2000): 36-7.
  • Review of Authority: Construction and Corrosion, by B. Lincoln. Hist. Pol. Thought 17, no. 3 (1996): 453-4.
  • Review of Disputes and Settlements: Law and Human Relations in the West, by J. Bossy, editor. Am. J. Legal Hist. 30, no. 3 (1986): 266-8.
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  • Review of Culture and History in Medieval Iceland, by K. Hastrup. Scandinavian Stud. 58 (1986): 183-6.
  • Review of Njáls saga: Rechtsproblematik im Dienste soziokultureller Deutung, by C. L. Gottzmann. Scandinavian Stud. 57, no. 1 (1985): 84-5.
  • Review of Feud in the Icelandic Saga, by J. L. Byock. Speculum 59, no. 2 (1984): 376-9. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "Shedding a Tear." Law Quad. Notes 46, no. 3/47, no. 1 (2004): 88-9. (Excerpted from his book Faking It. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003.)
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  • "Moral Courage and Civility." Law Quad. Notes 44, no. 3 (2001): 8-9. (Excerpted from his book The Mystery of Courage. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2000.)
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  • "Rescue and the War Story." Law Quad. Notes 44, no. 1 (2001): 64-7. (Excerpted from The Mystery of Courage. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2000.)
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