Dr. Christian Riegel

Professor of English
BA Hons (Bishops), MA (Acadia), PhD (Alberta)

Office: CM 505
Phone: (306) 359-1219
Fax: (306) 359-1200
E-mail: christian.riegel@uregina.ca

Christian Riegel teaches Canadian literature, the elegy, nature poetry, the long poem, and Holocaust writing. He has published five books: Twenty-First Century Canadian Writers, in the Dictionary of Literary Biography (Gale Research, 2007), Response to Death: The Literary Work of Mourning (U of Alberta Press/Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, 2005), Writing Grief: Margaret Laurence and the Work of Mourning (U of Manitoba Press, 2003), Challenging Territory: The Writing of Margaret Laurence (U of Alberta Press, 1997), A Sense of Place: Re-evaluating Regionalism in Canadian and American Writing (with Herb Wyile; U of Alberta Press/Textual Studies in Canada 9, 1998).

He is currently writing a book on mourning and memorial in Canadian literature, and he is collaborating on an interdisciplinary project on cognition and literary language with colleagues in the Department of Psychology at Campion College. He is also a creative writer who works on fiction and poetry. His work has appeared in Grain, Flood Quarterly, Gaspereau Review, and New Delta Review. He recently attended the Silberman Seminar on Teaching the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He occasionally organizes literary readings at Campion in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and is a co-founder of the Talking Fresh Writing Festival, held annually in March.

Outside university life, he plays hockey in winter, sails in summer, and does things with his dogs and his horse in all seasons, and enjoys the occasional beer--especially if the latter can be had in a quiet British pub.