Rebecca Rainof

Rebecca Rainof
Rebecca Rainof
Associate Research Scholar

Dr. Rebecca Rainof received her Ph.D. in English from Princeton University in 2008. Her research and teaching interests span Victorian literature, Modernism, the intersection of art and literature, novel studies, religious studies, women’s writing, as well as the personal essay and memoir. She is the author of Fictions of Maturity: Plot, Purgatory, and the Victorian Novel of Adulthood (Ohio UP, 2015), which charts an alternative novelistic tradition to the bildungsroman, narratives of midlife. Her current book project, Van Gogh and the Victorians, explores Van Gogh’s devotion to Victorian literature, exploring how adaptation as an art form evolved alongside changes in print culture and art exhibition. Dr. Rainof is also currently writing on religious painting and Victorian representations of the female body. Her courses at Princeton include, “Writing about Family” and the interdisciplinary course, “Word and Image.” In addition to teaching at Princeton, she is Associate Professor of English at The Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she has served as Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Job Placement.