Rae Greiner

Rae Greiner


Associate Professor, English

Editor, Victorian Studies


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Journal Articles and Other Publications

“Stupid Dickens” (curated forum), Introduction and “Dickensian Stupidity: Response,” Dickens Studies Annual 46 (2015): 321-4 and 377-83.

“The victorian Subject: Thackeray’s Wartime Subjects.“ In The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture, Ed. Juliet John. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Bleak House: Pastoral,” Critical Quarterly.55.1 (2013): 75-93.

“Adam Bede: History’s Maggots,” The Blackwell Companion to George Eliot, eds. Amanda Anderson and Harry E. Shaw (2013).

“1909: the Introduction of 'Empathy' into English,” Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History (BRANCH), online-only journal (2012).

“Thinking of Me Thinking of You: Sympathy v. Empathy in the Realist Novel,” Victorian Studies 53.3 (2011): 417-26.

“The Art of Knowing Your Own Nothingness,” ELH 77.4 (Winter 2010): 893-914.

“Sympathy Time: Adam Smith, George Eliot, and the Realist Novel,” Narrative 17.3 (2009): 291-311.

Invited Talks, Lectures, and Symposia:

“Routes into Realism,” King’s College London (2015)

“Stupidity after Englightenment,” Yale University, Baylor University, LSU, University of Missouri, Oxford University, Johns Hopkins University (2015-2016)

“On Not Knowing in Jane Austen” (lecture), IU Theater Circle Lectures Series (2014)

"Wartime Idiots in Thackeray and Scott" (symposium), "On and Around 1814, " UC Berkeley (2014)

"Stupid Thackeray, or, Barry Lyndon,” Rutgers University and Harvard University (2013)

"Charity, Sympathy, and the Victorians" (Master Class), University of Notre Dame (2013)

"Bleak House: Pastoral," (keynote lecture), The Dickens Universe, UC Santa Cruz 2012

“Persuasion's Cases the Forms of Realism,” Nineteenth-Century Forum, University of Michigan 2008

“New Approaches to the Novel” (symposium), UC Berkeley 2007

Grants and Awards:
  • College of Arts and Humanities Fellowship, IU 2015
  • Jesse Fine Fellowship in Practical Ethics, IU 2015
  • College of Arts and Humanities Fellowship, IU 2013
  • Trustees' Teaching Award, IU 2012
  • Faculty Spirit Award (nominee), GLBT Student Support Services, IU 2010
  • The Poynter Center/Institute for Advanced Study Empathy Workshop grant, IU 2009-10
  • Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund, IU 2009
  • Themester Teaching Grant, IU 2009
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, IU 2008 and 2014