Julia di Liberti
Tel.: (630) 942-2578
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2537D
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
- 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:
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- 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).