Russian Studies Program

Robin Feuer Miller

Robin Feuer Miller

Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature
Chair, Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature

Research Expertise

The novel in Russia and Europe of the 19th century.
The short story in Russia.
The literature of childhood and children's literature.


Columbia University, PhD
Columbia University, MPhil
Columbia University, MA
Swarthmore College, BA


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Selected Publications

Tolstoy and the IdiotTolstoy and the genesis of War and Peace. Robin Feuer Miller co ed. Donna Tussing Orwin. new paperback edition ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008.                                          

The Brothers Karamazov: Worlds of the Novel. Robin Feuer Miller. revised second edition with new chapter, paperback edition ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Dostoevsky's Unfinished Journey. Robin Feuer Miller. ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel. Robin Feuer Miller co-ed. Malcolm Jones. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Brothers KaramazovTolstoy and the genesis of War and Peace. Robin Feuer Miller co ed.    Donna Tussing Orwin, Kathryn B. Feuer. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 1997. 

Tolstoy and the genesis of War and Peace. Robin Feuer Miller, Kathryn B. Feuer, Donna Tussing Orwin. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 1996. 

The Brothers Karamazov: Worlds of the Novel. Robin Feuer Miller. New York: Macmillan-Twayne Publishers, 1992.

Critical Essays on Dostoevsky. Robin Feuer Miller, ed. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1986.

Dostoevsky and The Idiot: Author, Narrative and Reader. Robin Feuer Miller. Harvard University Press, 1981.


Brandeis Service to the University Award (2018)
Mandel Humanities Center Research Award (2017)
Guggenheim Fellow, 2013-2014 (2013)
Visiting Fellow, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford (2013)
Executive Committee, International Dostoevsky Society (2000-2017)
Special Award for an edition of a "lost" book, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (Tolstoy and the Genesis of War and Peace) (1999)
Vice President, International Dostoevsky Association (1994-2002)
Vice President, North American Dostoevsky Society (1994)
American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid (1978)
Whiting Dissertation Fellowship (1973-1974)
Columbia University Honorary President's Fellow (1971-1974)

Select Courses Taught

COML 185a: Dickens and Dostoevsky 
COML/ENG 140b: Children's Literature and Constructions of Childhood
COML/REC 136a: All in the Family: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and the English novel 
HUM 3a: Drawing upon Literature
RECS 130a: The Russian Novel
RECS 134b: Chekhov and the Art of Storytelling
RECS 135a: Russian Short Fictions: Where is Justice in This World?
RECS 144b: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky: Confronting the Novel
RECS 146a: Creative Genius: The Case of Dostoevsky
RECS 147b: Tolstoy and the Contrariness of Desire
RECS/THA 166a: Chekhov's Stories on Stage
UWS 40a: Children's Literature 

Affiliated Departments/Programs

Comparative Humanities
Comparative Literature and Culture

European Cultural Studies

Full List of Publications