Heath Diehl

Senior Lecturer

343 East Hall; 024 Founders (Honors College)



Degrees and Institutions

Ph.D., English, BGSU
B.A., English and Commuication, Bluffton College

Areas: Contemporary Literature, American and British Drama, Queer Studies

Research Interests: Representations of Addiction, Trauma Studies, AIDS literature, Mystery Fiction, the Domestic Noir novel

Courses Taught

ENG 2010: Introduction to Literature
ENG 3250: Modern Drama
ENG 3350: Contemporary Drama
HNRS 2010: Introduction to Critical Thinking
HNRS 2020: Critical Thinking about Great Ideas
HNRS 3000
HNRS 4000

Select Publications

“‘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 (forthcoming).

“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.

Wasted: Performing Addiction in America. Ashgate Publishing, 2015

“‘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.Clues: A Journal of Detection 31.1(Spring 2013): 33-43.

“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.