Degrees and Institutions
Ph.D. English, Bowling Green State University, 2000
B.A. English and Communication (with Honors), Bluffton College, 1995
Areas: Literature, Affiliate faculty in the Honors College
Research Interests: Addiction Fiction, Representations of Trauma, LGBTQ+ Literature and Queer theory, Literary and Cinematic Adaptations, Contemporary Women's Serial Mystery Fiction, Feminist Literature and Theory, Postmodern Literature and Theory
ENG 2010/ENG 2010H: Introduction to Literature
ENG 3350: Contemporary Drama
HNRS 2010: Introduction to Critical Thinking
HNRS 2020: Critical Thinking about Great Ideas
Wasted: Performing Addiction in America, Routledge, 2016
Stages of Sexuality: Performance, Gay Male Identity, and Public Space(s), VDM-Verlag, 2009
“‘There are times when an old rule should be abandoned, or a current rule should not be applied’: Narration, Innovation, and the Hardboiled Mystery in Sue Grafton’s ‘T’ is for Trespass.” TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses 37(Oct. 2016). Available at: http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue37/Diehl.pdf.
“Reading Hitchcock/Reading Queer: Adaptation, Narrativity, and a Queer Mode of Address in Rope, Strangers on a Train, and Psycho.” Clues: A Journal of Detection 31.1(Spring 2013): 33-43.
“Beyond The Silk Road: Staging a Queer Asian America in Chay Yew’s Porcelain.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 37.1(Spring 2004): 149-168.
“Classic Realism, Irish Nationalism and a New Breed of Angry Young Man in Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane.” M/MLA: The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 34.2(Spring 2001): 98-117.
“Breaking Dad: Changing Models of American Fatherhood and the Abjection of the American Everyman in Breaking Bad.” Pops in Pop Culture: Fatherhood, Masculinity, and the New Man. Ed. Elizabeth Podnieks. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 179-194.
“‘Listen to the Silence’: Dismantling the Myth of a Classless Society in the Fiction of Marcia Muller and Sara Paretsky.” Class and Culture in Crime Fiction: Essays on Works in English Since the 1970s. Ed. Julie Kim. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. 49-68.
“Reading Hitchcock/Reading Queer: Adaptation, Narrativity, and a Queer Mode of Address in Rope, Strangers on a Train, and Psycho.” Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen. Ed. Mark Osteen. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. 113-125.
“Choreographing Disability: Stigma, Handicapability, and Dancing with the Stars.” Different Bodies: Disability in Film & Television. Ed. Marja Mogk. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. 165-174.
“‘W’ is for ‘Woman’: Deconstructing the Private Dick in Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series.” Murdering Miss Marple: Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the New Golden Age of Women’s Crime Fiction. Ed. Julie Kim. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2012. 120-141.
“‘And Death—capital D—shall be no more—semicolon’: Explicating the Terminally-Ill Body in Margaret Edson’s W;t.” The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film. Eds. Nicole Markotic and Sally Chivers. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State UP, 2010. 109-128.
Works in Progress
Blacked Out: Reading Addiction Fiction, 1990-2015, Anthem Press
The Wood County Humane Society Board of Directors: President (2016-present); Secretary (2015); Public Relations Committee Chair (2014-2016)
Ombudsperson, BGSU Department of English
Faculty Advisor, Friends of the Wood County Humane Society
Faculty Advisor, Lady Parts: Women in Comedy
Faculty Advisor, BG Quidditch Team
Faculty Advisor, Free Thinkers Club
Faculty Advisor, Fandom at BGSU
Faculty Advisor, Northwest Ohio Anime Club
Member, University Conduct Committee
National Residence Hall Honorary Enlightened Educator Award, 2012
Student Alumni Connection Master Teacher Award, 2010
Who's Who Among North American Educators, 2014, 2015
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004, 2005
Omicron Delta Kappa Beta Tau Circle
Alpha Lambda Delta National Honors Society
National Society of Leadership and Success