Miriam Elizabeth Burstein

Miriam Elizabeth Burstein, Ph.D

Professor and Chair
(585) 395-5827
Office: Liberal Arts 227


  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1997
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1993
  • BA, University of California-Irvine, 1992

Areas of Specialty

  • Victorian studies
  • Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and intellectual history
  • Literature and religion
  • Historical ficton
  • Neo-Victorianism
  • The history of the historical novel
  • Women writers

Academic Positions

  • State University of New York, College at Brockport, Dept. of English (September 2005-present) Associate Professor
  • State University of New York, College at Brockport, Dept. of English (September 1999-June 2005) Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Dept. of English (September 1998-May 1999) Lecturer (Full-time)

Conferences and Professional Activities


  • Central New York Conference on Language and Literature
  • 18th & 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference, Hystorical Fictions: Women, History and Authorship (University of Wales
  • Midwest Modern Language Association
  • Midwest Victorian Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Neo-Victorian Cultures (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
  • North American Victorian Studies Association
  • Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies
  • Victorians Institute Conference

Professional Activities by Invitation

  • “Liberty and Tyranny in the French Revolutions of 1789 and 1848,” Liberty Fund Colloquium, Pasadena, Mar. 9-12, 2000.

Other Professional Activities

  • Book Review Editor, Journal of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (2018- )
  • Advisory board, Journal of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (2014-)
  • Contributing Editor, Neo-Victorian Studies (launched 2007-08)