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Rieger, Gabriel

Assistant Professor of English

Division of Humanities
Contact Information

Building: Marsh Hall, Room: A317
Campus Box: F-47
Telephone #: 304-384-5251
E-mail Address:
Office Hours: M-F 11:00 - 12:00


  • 2000-2007: Ph. D., English Literature, Case Western Reserve University
  • 1999-2000: M. A., History, University of Toledo
  • 1997-1999: M. A., English Literature, University of Toledo
  • 1993-1997: B. A., cum laude with Honors in English, University of Toledo

Research Interests & Publications

“‘Am I not an ass’: Masochism and Reprobation in The Changeling” Early Modern Literary Studies Volume XV. (Accepted)

“‘We know what we are, but we know not what we may be:’ Ophelia, Marianne Faithful and the Power of Performance.” Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Volume III. (Accepted)

Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England: Penetrating Wit. Ashgate Publishing.

“‘I wooed thee with my sword / And one thy love doing thee injuries’: The Erotic economies of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal. Clemson University.

“‘Some Longing and at the Same Time Some Deadly Fear’: Victorian Masochism in Dracula.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 17.1 (Spring 2006).


Dr. Gabriel Rieger has been employed at Concord University as a professor of Medieval and Renaissance literature since August of 2008. He is the author of Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern Literature: Penetrating Wit, published through Ashgate Publishing in 2009, as well as articles in journals including Early Modern Literary Studies and The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal. Dr. Rieger’s research interests include Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, early modern literature and cultural studies with a particular emphasis on Jacobean tragedy, as well as gothic literature and the horror story.

Dr. Rieger currently serves as faculty advisor to the Concord University Newman Club and Executive Project Director of the Appalachian Shakespeare Project at Concord University. He resides in Athens, West Virginia with his wife and daughter.

Courses Taught or Currently Teaching

  • English 101: Composition and Rhetoric I
  • English 102: Composition and Rhetoric II
  • English 203: World Literature I
  • English 203A: Witchcraft
  • English 203A: Revenge
  • English 203A: Damnation
  • English 203A: Heartbreak
  • English 204: World Literature II
  • English 204A: Caligula
  • English 205: Writing About Literature
  • English 324: Survey of British Literature I
  • English 431A: Shakespeare’s Major Comedies
  • English 431A: Middleton’s Major Tragedies
  • English 431A: Middleton’s Major Comedies
  • English 431A: Shakespeare’s Romances
  • English 431A: Shakespeare’s Roman Tragedies
  • English 431A: Ford’s Major Plays
  • English 435A: Shakespeare’s Major Tragedies
  • English 440: Hamlet
  • English 440: Macbeth
  • English 440: Antony and Cleopatra
  • English 480: Shakespeare’s Histories
  • English 480: Shakespeare in Performance
  • English 480: Middleton’s Tragedies