Emily Griesinger, PhD

Professor, Department of English
Program Director, M.A. in English

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3745
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Office Location: Faculty Quad, Room 3
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Emily Griesinger, PhD, teaches courses in British literature, literature and theology, children’s literature, literature and medicine, and spiritual autobiography and memoir. She has published several award-winning essays, including the Christianity and Literature Lionel Basney Award in 2015 for her article on Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway; the Lionel Basney Award in 2001 for her article on Toni Morrison’s Beloved; and the Christian Scholar’s Review Charles J. Miller Award in 1999 for her article on Charismatic spirituality and Hildegard of Bingen. In 2006 she co-edited a collection of essays with Mark Eaton entitled The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World (Baylor U Press). She has also published in Books and Culture and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She is currently working on a book on literary theology. Griesinger teaches several courses related to her research, including “special topic” seminars on Women Writers (Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf), Spiritual Autobiography and Memoir, Literature and Theology, and Narrative Medicine. She also teaches a course in the Honors College focusing on Great Texts from the 17-19th centuries.


  • PhD, English, Vanderbilt University
  • MA, English, Baylor University
  • BA, English (Spanish minor), Baylor University

Academic Areas

  • Writing Program
  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of English


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

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 232 – English Literature Survey Since 1789
  • ENGL 433 – Children’s Literature
  • ENGL 466 – British Novel
  • ENGL 488 – Significant Authors: Austen, Eliot, Woolf, Bronte
  • ENGL 489 – Literary Topics: Spiritual Autobiography and Memoir
  • ENGL 520 – Literature and Theology
  • ENGL 580 – Critical Theory Seminar: Literature and Medicine
  • WRIT 110 — The Art and Craft of Writing
  • WRIT 210 – Narrative Medicine

Office Hours

M - 11:00-2:00 p.m. or by appointment

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