College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prof. Mueller’s main area of special interest is the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century in Britain. He has published extensively on the non-novelistic works of Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), especially Defoe’s verse. His more recent research activities have included a contribution to a new edition of Defoe’s correspondence for Cambridge University Press (Lead Editor: Dr Nicholas Seager), co-editing an essay collection entitled Robinson CrusoeAfter 300 Years (with Prof Glynis Ridley, Bucknell University Press), and contributing an essay on postmemory and transgenerational trauma in Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year to the forthcoming University of Nebraska Press volume Early Modern Trauma, edited E. Peters & C. Richards. An additional area of interest is the literary criticism of the eighteenth-century Bishop of Worcester, Richard Hurd (1720-1808). His wider research and teaching interests include critical theory (especially historicism), the material culture of eighteenth-century libraries, and the intersections between literary studies and Digital Humanities, and the regulatory function of gratitude in eighteenth-century British society and culture.
‘Defoe’s Europe: Allies and Enemies,’ in The Oxford Handbook of Daniel Defoe, edited by A. Downie & N. Seager (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Robinson Crusoe After 300 Years, edited by Andreas Mueller & Glynis Ridley (Bucknell University Press, forthcoming in 2021)
“For Those Who Did Not See It: Transgenerational Trauma and Postmemory in Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year” in Erin Peters & Cynthia Richards (eds), Early Modern Trauma (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming).
‘Richard Hurd’s Letters on Chivalry and Romance and eighteenth-century cultural nationalism,’ Eighteenth-Century Life 43.1 (January 2019), 24-49.
‘Richard Hurd,’ Oxford Bibliography in British and Irish Literature, Gen. Ed. Andrew Hadfield, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. (Online) [with Lucy Cooper]
‘Daniel Defoe,’ Oxford Bibliographyin British and Irish Literature, Gen. Ed. Andrew Hadfield, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. (Online)
‘Politics, Politeness, and Panegyrics: Defoe, Addison, and Philips on Blenheim,’ Philological Quarterly 94.1-2 (2015), 121-147.
‘Richard Hurd,’ The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789 (with Stephen Gregg) (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2015), 604-609.
‘Defoe in the miscellanies,’ Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries 6:1 (Fall 2014), 128-136.
‘“One of the greatest puzzles in Defoe bibliography”: John Toland, Daniel Defoe and ennobling foreigners,’ in K. Ellison, K. Kincade & H. Nelson (eds), Topographies of the Imagination: New Approaches to Daniel Defoe (New York: AMS Press, 2014), 263-289.
‘“A Body Unfitt”: Daniel Defoe in the Pillory and the Resurrection of the Versifying Self,’ The Eighteenth Century: Theory & Interpretation 54:3 (Fall 2013), 393-407.
‘Daniel Defoe’s The Family Instructor, the Schism Act and Jacobite Unrest: The Conduct Book as a Political Act,’ in A. Mueller & A. Mäkikalli (eds) Positioning Daniel Defoe’s Non-Fiction: Form, Function, Genre (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), 125-148.
A Critical Study of Daniel Defoe’s Verse. (Lampeter & Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press, 2010)