Gabriel Reiger

Rieger, Gabriel

Title: Professor of English

College: College of Professional and Liberal Studies

Department: Department of Humanities

Phone: 304-384-5251

Discipline: English

Room: Marsh Hall 317

Box: D-110

Rieger, Gabriel


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 book chapters and articles in journals including Early Modern Literary Studies, Religion and Literature, 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, two children, and a malcontented chihuahua.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph. D., Case Western Reserve University (2007)
M.A., M.A., B.A., University of Toledo (2000,1999,1997)


“The Iron Queen and the Paper Crown: Imperial Anxiety in the Minor Tetralogy.” Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. Volume XII. (2021) Online.

“‘Give me your hand and say you will be mine’: Containing Catholicism in Thomas Middleton’s Measure for Measure.” Religion and Literature. 52.2. (2021). Print.

“‘Indeed it is a strange-disposed time’: Julius Caesar, A Game at Chess, and the Politics of Staging.” Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. Volume X. (2019). Online.

“Whispering through the chrysalis: Hannibal Lecter and the Poetics of Mentorship.” Becoming: Essays on NBC’s Hannibal. Ed. Kavita Mudan Finn, et al. Syracuse University Press. (2019). Print.

“Satiric Tragedy: The Revenger’s Tragedy.” The Genres of Renaissance Tragedy. Ed. Lisa Hopkins, et al. Manchester University Press. (2019). Print.

“’A masque is treason’s license’: Masquing and Mockery in The Revenger’s Tragedy.” Selected Papers of The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. Volume VI. ( 2015). Online.

“‘Am I not an ass’: Masochism and Reprobation in The Changeling.” Early Modern Literary Studies 15.2 (2010-11):3.1-34. <>. Online.

“‘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. (2009). 46-57. <>. Online.

“‘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. 28. (2009). 70-81. Print.

“‘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). 49-59. Print.