Dr. Christopher Rieger, Director

Dr. Christopher Rieger, Director

Chris Rieger

Dr. Christopher Rieger was named Director of the Center for Faulkner Studies in 2013 after serving as the Assistant Director under Dr. Hamblin for six years. He is a professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University where he has taught since 2007. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and is B.A. from Emory University.

Selected publications include:

Books

  • Rieger, Christopher and Andrew Leiter, eds. Faulkner and Hurston. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017.
  • Rieger, Christopher, and Robert W. Hamblin, eds. Faulkner and Warren. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2015.
  • Rieger, Christopher, and Robert W. Hamblin, eds. Faulkner and Morrison. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2013.
  • Rieger, Christopher, and Robert W. Hamblin, eds. Faulkner and Chopin. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2010.
  • Rieger, Christopher. Clear-Cutting Eden: Ecology and the Pastoral in Southern Literature. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2009.

Selected Articles/Essays
  • “Nature, the Pastoral and Football in A Gathering of Old Men.” Accepted for inclusion in MLA Approaches to Teaching Ernest Gaines. Forthcoming.
  • “The Actual and the Apocryphal: War Stories in Faulkner’s The Unvanquished and Mo Yan’s Red Sorghum.” Publications of the Mississippi Philological Society. (Special Issue on William Faulkner). Forthcoming.
  • “From the Mississippi River to Northeast Gaomi Township: The Wartime Histories of Faulkner and Mo Yan,” (translated into Chinese) Mo Yan Literary Studies (inaugural issue), 2017.
  • “From Childhood to the Underworld: Native American Birdman Iconography and Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!.” Mississippi Quarterly. Vol. 68, No. 3 (Summer 2015) [Special Issue on The Twenty-First-Century Southern Novel]: 399-414.
  • “Neither Separate Nor Equal: Not-so Tragic Mulattos in Light in August and Jonah’s Gourd Vine.” Faulkner and Hurston. Ed. Rieger and Leiter. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017.
  • “Outside the Garden: Nature in The Sound and the Fury.” Critical Insights: The Sound and the Fury. Ed. Taylor Hagood. Salem Press, 2014. 62-76.
  • “The Pickup Truck in the Garden: Larry Brown’s Joe.” Mississippi Quarterly 63: 3-4 (Summer-Fall 2010): 679-94.
  • “The Green Breast of the Southern Plantation: Equating Women and Property in Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses and Chopin’s ‘A No-Account Creole’” Faulkner & Chopin. Ed. Robert W. Hamblin and Christopher Rieger. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2010. 77-86.
  • “Silent Spring on Tobacco Road: The Degradation of the Environment in Erskine Caldwell’s Fiction.” Reading Erskine Caldwell: New Essays. Ed. Robert McDonald. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland Press, 2006. 131-49.
  • “Don’t Fence Me In: Nature and Gender in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s South Moon Under.” Mississippi Quarterly 57: 2 (Spring 2004): 199-214.
  • “The Working-Class Pastoral of Zora Neale Hurston’s Seraph on the Suwanee.” Mississippi Quarterly 56:1 (Winter 2002/2003): 105-24.

Contact

573.986.6155
cfs@semo.edu
Kent Library 406
Center for Faulkner Studies
One University Plaza, MS 4600
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701