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Dr. Gabriel Haley

Associate Professor of English

Department of English, Communication and Theatre Arts

Gabriel Haley is an associate professor of English at Concordia University, Nebraska, with research and teaching emphases in medieval and renaissance literatures, world literatures, and poetry. He has held teaching positions at the University of Virginia, Concordia College New York, and the Evanjelické Lýceum in Bratislava, Slovakia. He has published on the English and Latin poems of Charles d’Orléans, on the influence of the phenomenologist Rudolf Otto on the educational theories of C. S. Lewis, and on the role of Dante’s poetry in the television series Mad Men. His ongoing research project, tentatively titled “Secularized Contemplation,” considers late medieval efforts to fashion a contemplative poetics outside of an ordered religious life.

Dr. Haley is the advisor of Concordia's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honors society. Sigma Tau’s creative writing journal, Potpourri, is available for sale online.

Selected publications

“Charles d’Orléans as Vernacular Theologian,” Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes (2015-1, n° 29)

“A Story About Song: Narrative Ethics versus Lyric Isolation in Charles d’Orléans’s English Lyrics,” Essays in Medieval Studies(2016, vol. 31)

“Counterculture Beatrices: Don Meets Dante,” The Universe is Indifferent: Mad Men, Philosophy, and Theology, eds. Ann Duncan and Jacob Goodson (Cascade: 2016)

“The Re-Enchantment of Education: C. S. Lewis’s Idea of the Holy,” The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning (Vol. 17, No. 1, August 2018)


Dr. Gabriel Haley's Academic Programs

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    Concordia’s English major promotes careful reading, encourages critical thinking and models Christian scholarship and thoughtful discussion processes. Ideally, our students will develop a desire to read more and appreciate the role of literature in exploring themselves, the human condition, and Christ’s response to humanity and to our students in particular.