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Julia di Liberti

Julia di Liberti

Julia di Liberti

Professor, Humanities

Tel.: (630) 942-2578
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2604D
dilibert@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Women’s Studies
  • Nineteenth Century French Fantastic Literature
  • Francophone Literature particularly West and Central Africa
  • History and Art of Belgium

 

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Humanities: Introduction to the Arts
  • Humanities: Ideas and Values


Current Projects:

  • Seven Directions for the Ninth Art: The Evolving Art of Comics
  • Under Review:
    "Defying Literary Colonization: Reading the African Comic Book (BD) as the New African Proverb."

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

Publications:

  • "Afterward" for The World is a Bird in a Cage" a collection of poems by Cameroonian poet Leon Tuam. New York: iUniverse, 2010
  • "Vampires Suck But Not As Much As the Men Who Use Them: The Narratological Strategy of the Vampire chez Gautier." Aimer et Mourir: Women, Love, and Death in French Literature, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.

Other Publications:

  • "Charlemagne's Throne." College of DuPage Faculty Advocate Newsletter, February 2012.
  • Translation of an excerpt of Alexandra Schwartzbrod's Adieu Jérusalem in
  • Fiction France VII, September 2010.
  • "Does Online Mean Inside?: Online Learning and the Field Experience," for the College of DuPage Online Newsletter, June 2010.

Conferences:

  • "Libreville, Gabon: A Sister City of Words," Community College Humanities Association Midwest Conference, Iowa City, Iowa Oct. 12-14, 2012.
  • "Conquering AIDS: The Adventures of Yannick Dombi," Graphic Medicine Annual Conference: Comics and Medicine: Navigating the Margins, Health Sciences, University of Toronto. July 22-24, 2012.
  • "Allan Nevins and the Humanities," Community College Humanities Association National Conference, October 27-30, 2011. Fort Worth, Texas.
  • "Graphic Novels and their Use in the Classroom" Community College Humanities Association National Conference, October 27-30, 2011. Fort Worth, Texas.
  • "Jacqueline Harpman and Allan Moore: What You Didn't Hear or When the Narrative Continues" in a panel on Stories that Sustain Us. Community College Humanities Association Midwest Conference Nov 4-6, 2010 Cleveland, OH.
  • "Interactive Strategies for Online Courses" Conducted Webinar given through Illinois Consortium of Online Learning. April 6, 2010.


Education:

  • Ph.D. Nineteenth Century French Literature, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
  • M.A. French Literature, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
  • B. A. Knox College, Galesburg, IL.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Selected as All-College Outstanding Faculty (2009-10)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Advisor of the Year (2008-09)
  • Nominated for All-College Outstanding Faculty Award (2006-07, 2007-08)
  • NEH Fellow at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library: Cartoons of the Gilded Age (2008))
  • NEH Fellow at the East-West Center: Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum (2005)
  • Title VI-A Grant funds awarded for project on the Flemish Renaissance, (2004).
  • American Association of Teachers of French Scholarship to pursue work/study in Belgium (summer, 2003).

 

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