Christian Riegel

Professor (Campion College)
PhD (University of Alberta); MA (Acadia University); BA Hons (Bishops University)

Office: CM 505
Phone: 306-359-1219

Research interests

  • Canadian Literature
  • Mourning and Memorial in Literature
  • Health Humanities
  • Digital Humanities
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Disability
  • Technology and Culture
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Epistemologies.

Christian Riegel teaches Canadian literature, health and medical humanities, Holocaust writing, and creative writing. His creative work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Grain, Flood Quarterly, Gaspereau Review, and New Delta Review. He is co-director of the Interactive Media, Poetics, Aesthetics, Cognition, and Technology (IMPACT) Lab, located at Innovation Place on the University of Regina campus. The lab’s focus is on collaborative interdisciplinary research relating to eye tracking technology and digital tools, with a particular emphasis on disability and technology. He has received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a UK-based organization dedicated to social progress and development.


Recent Representative Publications:

“Writing grief: the fraught work of mourning in fiction.” In Exploring Grief: Towards a Sociology of Sorrow, edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Anders Petersen. Routledge, 2020, pp. 104-121.

“Mourning, Memorial, and the Yizkor Books in Eli Mandel’s Out of Place.” Poetry Criticism: Criticism of the Most Significant and Widely Studied Poets of World Literature, Vol. 208, edited by Jonathan Vereeke, Gale Cengage, 2019, pp. 283-292. Reprint

“World Making: Poetry and Landscape of the Prairies.” Canadian Poetry, No 83, 2018, pp. 136-140.

“Joan Crate, Indigenous Identity, and the Reach of Global Colonialism in Foreign Homes.” Forum for World Literature Studies 9.3. 2017. 443-460.

“Mourning, Memorial, and the Yizkor Books in Eli Mandel’s Out of Place.” Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal 50.2. 2017. 187-204.

“Harnessing Quantitative Eye Tracking Data to Create Art: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Data Visualization” (with Katherine M. Robinson & Ashley Herman). Body, Space, Technology Journal 16, 2017.