About




Marc DiPaolo is an Associate Professor of English at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Treasurer of the Working-Class Studies Association, and Secretary for the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. He has written the ethnic biomythography Fake Italian for Bordighera Press (2021), and the monographs Fire and Snow: Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones (2018) and War, Politics, and Superheroes (CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2011). He has edited three additional American Studies books, including Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna: Faith, Heresy, and Politics in Cultural Studies (2007) and Working-Class Comic Book Heroes (2018). He has been interviewed on NPR, BBC4, and in the documentaries Geek and You Shall Find (2019) and Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics (s1e4, 2017).

Education

Ph.D., English, Drew University 2004
M.A., English, The College of Staten Island, City University of New York 1999
B.A., English, Geneseo, State University of New York (w/Medieval Studies minor) 1997

Publications

Fake Italian: An 83% True Autobiography with Fake Names and Some Tall Tales. Bordighera Press, 2021

Fire and Snow: Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones. Monograph. SUNY Press, 2018

Working-Class Comic Book Heroes. Edited collection. University Press of Mississippi, 2018

Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna. Edited collection. Rowman & Littlefield, 2013

War, Politics, and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film. Monograph. McFarland, 2011

—. and Caroline Shrodes, co-editors. The Conscious Reader, 9th12th ed., Pearson, 2004 – 2011

Blog Posts

    Memberships

    MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

    The Working-Class Studies Association

    The Modern Language Association

    The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

    The National Collegiate Honors Council

    The American Academy of Religion



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