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Susan Bernstein

Expert on 19th-century British literature, gender and literature, graduate studies in the Humanities

Professor emerita, English College of Letters and Science Division of Continuing Studies Work: 608-469-6112 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Reading Rooms and networks of women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Print culture and the history of the book
  • Anglo-Jewish literature
  • Study abroad academic and internship programs in London
  • Graduate education in the Humanities, especially in English
  • Women's life-writing, autobiography, memoir, confession
  • Nineteenth-century literature and science including Darwin, poetry, and fiction
  • Serial novels including Victorian serials and series by Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope


  • Author, Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf, 2013 and 2014 (paperback)
  • Resident Director, UW-London Program 2015
  • UW-Madison Distinguished Honors Faculty Award, 2013