Dr. Miriam Elizabeth Burstein

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Miriam Burstien

Dr. Miriam Elizabeth Burstein

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B.A., University of California-Irvine, 1992
M.A., University of Chicago, 1993
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1997

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Victorian Studies
  • Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and intellectual history
  • Literature and religion
  • Historical ficton
  • Neo-Victorianism

Honors and Fellowships

  • Provost's Post-Tenure Fellowship, 2014
  • UUP Individual Development Grants, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2011
  • Scholary Incentive Grants, 2000, 2004, 2005
  • Mellon Fellow of the Huntington Library, July 1999
  • Mellon Fellow in Humanities, 1992-1997
  • Mellon Summer Pre-Dissertation Grants, 1995, 1996
  • Marcia Tillotson Travel Grants, 1996, 1997
  • National Endowment for the Humanities younger Scholar, 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
  • Gloria Schick Gellman Founder's Prize, Outstanding Senior Thesis, 1992
  • Howard Babb Memorial Essay Prize, 1992
  • University Scholarship, University of California-Irvine, 1988-92
  • Campuswide Honors Porgram, University of California-Irvine, 1988-92

Academic Employment

  • State University of New York, College at Brockport, Dept. of English (September 2005-)
    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)


  • 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

Advisory board, Journal of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (2014-)

Contributing Editor, Neo-Victorian Studies (launched 2007-08)

Co-organizer, "Book Review Event: Amanda Claybaugh's The Novel of Purpose," The Valve <>. Wek. of April 13, 2007. [Invited and coordinated the reviews of ten other participants from the United States, Canada, and the UK.]

Panel organizer and chair, "Gender and Historical Writing," Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, SUNY Cortland, OCt. 28-30, 2001.

Panel chair, "Powers of Sexuality," Victorian Interdisciplinary Association of the Western United States, Clark College, Oct. 10-11, 1998

Roundtable moderator, Presenting the Past: Enactments of History in British and American  Culture from 1700 to the Present, University of Chicago, April 24-25, 1998.

Reviewer, Choice (2001-)

Article manuscript referee, Modern Philology; journal of Victorian Culture; Journal of Early Modern Culture; Journal of Women's History; Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature; Journal of Religion and Popular Culture; Victorian Review; Neo-Victorian Studies; Journal of Literary Onomastics; Journal of jewish Identities; Clio; Journal of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies; European Romantic Review.

Book manuscript referee, Ashgate Publishing

Teaching and Creative Interests

Nineteenth-century British literature
Narrative poetry
The history of the historical novel
Women writers

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated 10/12/17

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