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Emily Griesinger, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3745
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Emily Griesinger, Ph.D., teaches courses in British literature, religion and literature, children’s literature, and autobiography and memoir. Her article on Toni Morrison’s Beloved in Christianity and Literature received the 2003 Lionel Basney “Best Essay” Award. A second article, “Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: The Charismatic Spirituality of Hildegard of Bingen,” published in Christian Scholar’s Review in 1999, won the Charles J. Miller ”Best Essay” Award. She has also published in Books & Culture and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. In 2006 she co-edited a collection of essays titled The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World (Baylor University Press), and is working on a book on women writers and the Victorian crisis of faith. Griesinger teaches several courses related to her research, including a seminar on Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf, and a seminar on spiritual autobiography and memoir.


Ph.D., English, Vanderbilt University
M.A., English, Baylor University
B.A., English (Spanish minor), Baylor University


  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • English


  • British Literature
  • Children’s Literature
  • Literature and Theology
  • Spiritual Autobiography and Memoir

Courses Taught

ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
ENGL 232 – English Literature Survey Since 1789
ENGL 466 – British Novel
ENGL 488 – Significant Authors
ENGL 489 – Literary Topics

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday, 12–1 p.m.; and by appointment

Office Location

Faculty Quad, Room 3, East Campus

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