Full Name: 
Rieger, Gabriel
Associate Professor of English
Primary Division/Department: 
Division of Humanities
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Marsh Hall

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.

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).

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