Becky DiBiasio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

508-767-7482 Founders Hall - Room 230

Degrees Earned

Ph.D. Purdue University
Dissertation: The Path of Metamorphosis: Patterns in the Literary Fairy Tale Tradition
M.A. George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
B.A. Purdue University
Study Abroad: Universite de Grenoble

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Tagaste: Making the Media, with Prof. Scott Glushien (Art & Graphic Design) (2013-2015) ENG 130 and LTE 140
Tagaste: To See and To Say, with Prof. Edie Reid (Studio Art) (2010-2011)
Senior Seminar: Community Radio/Writing and Mass Communications (Spring 2014)
Senior Seminar: Pictorial Times: Literature, Photography, and Print Culture, 1855-1940 (Spring 2012)
ENG 219W: Approaches to Media Analysis, Writing Emphasis (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014)
ENG 420: Writing and Mass Communications Internship Practicum (Spring 2013)
ENG 218: Film and Literature (2012)
ENG 396: American Film (2011, 2012)
ENG 239: Medieval and Renaissance Narratives
ENG 241: Fantasy Literature
ENG 240: Gothic Literature

Publications & Editorships

“The Ghost Story and Tale of the Supernatural: 1880-1945.” Eds. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm and David Malcolm. The Blackwell Companion to the British and Irish Short Story. (Publication date 2007)

“Crossing Boundaries/Sharing Themes: Integrating Courses Across the Curriculum,” with Elizabeth Driehaus and Johanna Sagarin, in The Proceedings of the Lilly Foundation Conference on Education, 1997

“Karen Hazan: A Case Study,” in Understanding Diversity: Readings, Cases and Exercises. Ed. Carol Harvey and M. June Allard, Harper Collins, 1995

Conferences

“Ghosts and the Old Bailey,”  delivered at the London Lives 1690-1800: Crime, Poverty, and Social Policy in the Metropolis, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, July 2010.

Are We Not Spirits? The Evolution of the British Ghost Story,” delivered at the The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies 37th Annual Conference, St. Hugh's College, Oxford, January 2008

“Silent Film and the Fantastic: The International Language of Visual Narratives,” delivered at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts 25, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, March, 2004.

“The City as Primary World in Victorian Fantasy,” delivered at the Mid-Western Conference on Film, Language and Literature, Northern Illinois University, April, 2002

“Evil in Good Hands: Ann Radcliffe and the Gothic Novel,” delivered at the Second Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, Prague, Czech Republic, March, 2001

“Edith Wharton’s Gothic Legacy: Ghost Stories in the Wake of World War I,” delivered at the Edith Wharton Society Conference, Newport, RI, June, 2000

“The Invisible Contributions of Women Faculty: Nurturing, Teaching, and Service,” round table and workshop delivered with Ann Murphy, at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, March, 1999

“Crossing Boundaries/Sharing Themes: Integrating Courses Across the Curriculum,” with Elizabeth Driehaus and Johanna Sagarin. Delivered at the Lilly Foundation Conference on Education, Miami University of Ohio, November, 1996

Grants and Awards

Honors Summer Fellowship Grant, Learning to See the Victorian World: Primary Research in Illustrated Periodicals, 1846-1895, Assumption College, 2011. 

Faculty Development Grant, Curriculum Development of Medieval Narrative Course, Assumption College, 2005. 

Audio Journal (Non-profit Radio Reading Service for the Blind in Central Massachusetts) Board of Directors, 1998-2002; Annual Volunteer Award, 2001.

Faculty Development Grant, Curriculum Development of Writing and Editing Course, Assumption College, 1998. 

Greater Media Cable, Certification for Television Production and Direction, 1998-Present.

Faculty Development Grant, Curriculum Development of Mass Communications Internships, Assumption College, 1996.

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

Modern Language Society

Edith Wharton Society

American Film Institute

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals