Erin Greer

Assistant Professor - Literature
pronouns: she/her
JO 5.108
Tags: Twentieth and Twenty-first century British literature ordinary language philosophy critical theory new media LIT

Professional Preparation

PhD - English
University of California at Berkeley - 2018
M.St. - English (1900-present)
University of Oxford - 2010
BA - Literature
Duke University - 2007

Research Areas

My teaching and research interests include 20th- and 21st-century British and Anglophone literature, ordinary language philosophy, political philosophy, and digital social media. My book in progress enlists literature and philosophy to clarify the idealization of “conversation” as a metaphor and practice central to democratic public life.


“Make our institutions great again,” a review of Stanley Fish’s The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump, Salmagundi. Forthcoming. 2021 - publications
“Wages For Facework: Black Mirror’s ‘Nosedive’ and Digital Reproductive Labor,” Camera Obscura 35.3 (105): 88-115.  2020 - publications
“Something that would have been somebody,” Salmagundi 208-209. * Listed as notable in Best American Essays, 2021. 2020 - publications
“Must We Do What We Say? The Plight of Marriage in George Meredith’s The Egoist,” Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding, ed. Garry L. Hagberg. 2018 - publications
“‘A Many-Sided Substance’: The Philosophy of Conversation in Woolf, Russell, and Kant,” Journal of Modern Literature 40.3.  2017 - publications
“Tolstoy and Tahrir.”  2012 - publications