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Susan Zlotnick Professor of English on the Mary Augusta Scott Chair and Director of Victorian Studies

Susan Zlotnick teaches courses that focus on nineteenth-century British literature, with a special emphasis on the English novel and women writers such as the Jane Austen and the Brontës. She also participates in Vassar’s multidisciplinary programs, including Women’s Studies and Victorian Studies.

Her publications include the monograph, Women, Writing and the Industrial Revolution (Johns Hopkins 1998) as well as numerous articles on Victorian literature and culture. Her recent publications include “Passing for Real: Class and Mimicry in Miss Marjoribanks,” “The Work of Women in the Fiction of the Brontës,” and “Wealth Without Well-Being: The Victorian Factory Novel.”

  • BA, MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • At Vassar since 1989



  • CLCS 185. Vassar View: Vassar Advising Intensive
  • ENGL 101. The Art of Reading and Writing
  • ENGL 255. Nineteenth-Century British Novels


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