Teaching/Lectures

Diane Thiel teaching Here are some teaching resources.  These are mostly lectures I have recorded about various pieces of literature.  However, there is some material produced by others as well.

Fiction Lectures

Diane Thiel lecture on T. C. Boyle's Greasy Lake

Lecture (Audio): On Greasy Lake

Lecture text (MSWord): On Greasy Lake

Diane Thiel lecture on Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible

Lecture (Audio): The Red Convertible

Lecture text (MSWord): The Red Convertible

You can find the story by browsing inside the digital version of the book.

Diane Thiel on Octavio Paz's My Life with the Wave

Follow the link to the National Endowment for the Arts "The Big Read".

Look at Day 6 and Day 7 and Handout 3.

A link to the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Poetry Lectures

Diane Thiel reading and discussing Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art"

Follow the link to hear me read and discuss Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art"

If you have trouble with the above link, you can read the text of my lecture here:

Lecture on One Art

Diane Thiel reads and discusses E. A. Robinson's "Richard Cory"

Follow the link to hear me read and discuss Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory"

If you have trouble with the above link, you can read the text of my lecture here:

Lecture on Richard Cory

Diane Thiel on Emily Dickinson's love poems: Wild nights-Wild nights!" and "You left me-Sire-two Legacies-"

Follow the link to the National Endowment for the Arts "The Big Read".  Look at Handout 2 on Wild Legacies

Read the poem Wild nights.

Diane Thiel reading and commenting on Yeats' "When You Are Old"

Follow the link to listen to my commenting and reading Yeats' "When You Are Old"

Look half-way down the page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alien Anthropology: Poetry, Fiction, Drama

Diane Thiel on Bisson's "They're Made out of Meat!"

Here is a link to the story "They're Made out of Meat"

And here are three dramatizations of the story. Some funnier than others! Take 1, Take 2, Take 3