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Dore' Ripley Faculty Profile

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Dore'  Ripley

3-year Lecturer

Department of English

FACULTY ADVISER: Cal State East Bay Comics Club



BOARD MEMBER:  Humanities Education and Research Association

  • B.A. English, CSU Hayward
  • M.A. Literature, CSU East Bay
Spring Semester 2019
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
ENGL 20022College Writing IIARRWEB-ONLINEOnline Campus View Books
ENGL 20023College Writing IIARRWEB-ONLINEOnline Campus View Books
ENGL 34502Comics and Graphic NovelsMW2:00PM3:40PMMB-2079Hayward Campus View Books


Guest Editor.  “Out of the Past and Into the Night:  The Noir Vision in American Culture” issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities to be released Spring, 2016. 

Critical Survey of Graphic Novels:  Independents and Underground Classics.  Entries:  “American Born Chinese” and “Shutterbug Follies” (Salem Press 2012).

“Comics in the College Classroom” in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 29.1 (2012): 98-113.

Critical Survey of Graphic Novels:  Heroes and Superheroes. Entries: “The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the 21st Century” and “Light Brigade” (Salem Press 2012).

"The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need" book review in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 29.1 (2012): 139-142.

“The Maiden with a Thousand Slippers:  Animal Helpers and the Hero(ine)’s Journey,” in Goddesses in World Culture (Greenwood 2010).

“The Broken Mirror:  A Freudian Slip into a Hellenistic Gynoculture,” in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 23.1 (2006): 23-35.


“Big Wow! ComicFest 2014” at (May 21, 2014).

“Kraken-Con:  The Cutest Convention Ever!” at (April 7, 2014).

“Comic Advice for Comic Students:  Thien Pham and Joe Field” at (March 18, 2014).

“The Birth of a Con:  East Bay Comic Con is a Huge Success” at (Feb. 19, 2014).

“Gotham City Moves West” at (Nov. 16, 2013).

“Going APE on the West Coast” at (Oct. 22, 2013).

“The Comic Final:  Sailor Twain” at (Aug. 20, 2013).

“BigWow! 2013:  Report from the Show” at (June 5, 2013).

“Don’t Get out of Line! – FCBD 2013” at (May 9, 2013).

“Drawing a Conversation with Mick Gray” at (April 20, 2013).

“Heading Off the Disaster Capitalism Curriculum” at (Nov. 15, 2012).

“Going APE:  The Alternative Press Expo 2012,” at (Nov. 2012).

“Comic Journalism takes on Education Reform,” interview of Adam Bessie and Dan Archer at (June 25, 2012).  Featured at (Dec. 13, 2012), reprinted at and excerpted in the graphic Disaster Capitalism Curriculum.

“Report from Big Wow ComicFest,” at (May 25, 2012), featured at Robot 6.

“Girls Just Want to Have Comics,” interviewed by (May 2012).

“Report from the Birthplace of Free Comic Book Day,” at (May 6, 2012). Featured at (School Library Journal) (May 14, 2012), featured at (May 8, 2012).

“Living to Create at APE,” at (October 15, 2011).

Level Up Previews with Epic Draw Off,” at (June 23, 2011).   

“Happy Birthday, Wonder-Con:  A Review of the Show,” at (April 8, 2011).   

“Once Upon a Midnight Dreary,” at (July 31, 2010).

“So Then What Happened?,” at (Jan. 7, 2010).

“Graphic Texts in the College Classroom,” at (July 28, 2008).

“Hunting Through Medieval Literature,” in Primitive Archer 14.2 (2006):  8-14.  Featured at

“A Whisper and A Prayer,” in Horse and Rider 63.10 (2004):  24, 34. 


Humanity's Entrepreneurial Other Half in Bartholomew Fair.” Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, Washington, D.C., Feb. 27 to March 1, 2014. 

“The Ersatz Truth in DADOES’ Dystopic Diegetic.” Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, Houston, Texas, March 20-23, 2013.

“Picturing Neo-Noir Consumerism in Philip K. Dick Comics.”  Philip K. Dick Festival.  San Francisco State University, Sept. 20-22, 2012.

“Intellectual Crossroads: The Masculine Minds of Courtly Women in Shakespeare's Romances.”  Crossroads.  Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 8-10, 2012.

“Thinking Beyond the Text:  An American Born Battle of Egos.”  English Council of California Two-Year Colleges Conference, Burlingame, California, October 20-22, 2011.

“The Transformation of Ego in American Born Chinese.”  Transformations.  Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, San Francisco, California, March 3-5, 2011.

“‘From the Outside Looking In’:  A Comic Approach to Rhetoric.”  Young Rhetoricians’ Conference in Composition & Rhetoric, Monterey Beach Resort, Monterey, California, June 24 –26, 2010.

“Stuck between Time, Space, and Traditions in Sir Orfeo’s Heroic Journey.”  Intersections:  Mind, Body, Time, Space.  Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, March 11-13, 2010.

“Nature to the Rescue in the Hero(ine)’s Journey.”  Nature and the Humanities:  Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives.  Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 9-11, 2009.

“Hostages in the Rose Garden:  Feminine Neurosis in Beauty and the Beast.” Transgressions/Transformation, Dissonance/Harmony.  National Association for Humanities Education Conference, San Francisco, California, February 28-March 3, 2007. 

“Interior Disguises:  The Masked Intellect of Courtly Women.”  On the Borders of Identity:  Imitation and Disguise in Early Modern Drama.  Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 2-6, 2005.

“Victorian Reflections:  The Psychoanalytic Implications of Arthur Rackham’s illustrations for J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.”  The Future of Interdisciplinary Studies:  Reflections of Consciousness through Crossing Boundaries of Otherness.  NEXA Conference at San Francisco State University, April 29-May 1, 2005.

“The Broken Mirror:  A Freudian Slip into a Hellenistic Victorian Gynoculture.”  National Association for the Humanities Education Conference, Richmond, Virginia, February 24-26, 2005.


Scholarly Achievement – Humanities Education and Research Association.  Awarded Feb. 28, 2014.

Outstanding Faculty Author – California State University, East Bay – 2010 to 2012.  Awarded April 22, 2013.

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