John R. Ziegler

Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College

I teach English at BCC, help edit the journal Supernatural Studies, and co-write theater reviews for the website Culture Catch. My research interests include early modern English literature, especially drama; Irish literature (again, particularly drama); video game studies; popular culture studies; monster studies; and theories of space/place.

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“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.

“Funding Science with Science: Cryptocurrency and Independent Academic Research Funding.” With Edward Lehner and Dylan Hunzeker. Ledger, vol. 2, 2017, pp.65-76, doi:

“Blithe Spirit,” “Renaissance/Romantic Period,” and “Space Ghost.” 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.

“‘The Hall must not be pestred’: Embedded Masques, Space, and Dramatized Desire.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 26, 2013, pp. 97-119.

“Irish Mantles, English Nationalism: Apparel and National Identity in Early Modern England and Ireland.” The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 13, no. 1, 2013, pp. 73-95. 

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. 113-115. 

“Heavy Metal Macbeths: Shakespeare, Metal, and (Sub)Cultural Boundaries.” Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Theory and Criticism, no. 2, 2005, pp. 63-75.

“‘A Lingo of its Ahn’: Linguistic Control in Shadow of a Gunman.” Postcolonial Text, vol. 1, no.1, 2004,

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