Early modern English drama, Shakespeare, masques, Early modern English literature, Irish literature, theories of space, popular culture studies, video game studies, monster studies, horror studies, zombie studies


PhD, Fordham University, 2012
MA, Seton Hall University, 2002

Other Publications

Transnational Zombie Cinema, 2010-2020: Readings in a Mutating Tradition. Lexington Books, 2023.

Jampol, Noah Simon, Cain Miller, Leah Richards, and John R. Ziegler. Not of the Living Dead: The Non-Zombie Films of George A. Romero. McFarland, 2023.

“Wakening (Dani Goulet, 2013) – Métis-Cree Undead.” The Undead in the 21st Century: A Companion, edited by Simon Bacon, Peter Lang, 2022, pp. 45-52.

“Zombies and Intercultural Hybridity in Cargo (2017).” Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural, no. 7, 2021, pp. 115-146, http://www.revenantjournal.com/contents/zombies-and-intercultural-hybridity-in-cargo-2017/.

“Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre.” Review of Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre, by Sarah Dustagheer and Gillian Woods. Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 33, 2020, pp. 301–304.

Representation in Steven Universe, edited by John R. Ziegler and Leah Richards, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Ziegler, John R., and Edward Lehner. “Blackboard Microengagement, Formative Assessment, and Writing Achievement in First-year College Composition: A Case Study.” Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020, doi: 10.1080/10668926.2020.1716873.

“We Are All Made: The Socioeconomics of The Two Noble Kinsmen’s Anti-Masque Morris Dance.” The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance, edited by Lynsey McCulloch and Brandon Shaw, Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 133-152.

Queering the Family in The Walking Dead. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

“‘We can’t just ignore the rules’: Queer Heterosexualities.” The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead: Essays on the Television Series and Comics, edited by Elizabeth L. Erwin and Dawn Keetley, McFarland, 2018, pp. 142-153.

Blithe Spirit,” “Renaissance/Romantic Period,” and “Space Ghost,” reference entries for Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend, edited by June M. Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca, ABC-CLIO, 2016, pp. 34, 269-272, 297-298.

“Dead Island,” “Dead Rising,” “Left 4 Dead,” “Resident Evil (Video Game),” and “Zombies Ate My Neighbors.” The Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth, edited by June M. Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca, ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2014, pp. 69-70, 70-71, 158-159, 250-251, 342-434.

Review of Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic, by Wes Williams. Monsters and the Monstrous, vol. 3, no. 2, 2013, pp. 113-155.

“Heavy Metal Macbeths: Shakespeare, Metal, and (Sub)Cultural Boundaries.” Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Theory and Criticism, vol. 2, 2005, pp. 63-75.

“‘A Lingo of its Ahn’: Linguistic Control in Shadow of a Gunman.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 1, no. 1, 2004, http://postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/298.

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    Modern Language Association

    Shakespeare Association of America

    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

    Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

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