Julia Klimek, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of English; English Program Coordinator; Coker Faculty Member Since 2001
Education: B.A. in Literature, Languages, Cultures, The Evergreen State College
Ph.D.in English, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California
Department: English
Office: Davidson Hall - Room 203
Office Hours: By Appointment
Phone: (843) 383-8059
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Modern Poetry and Modern Fiction, Working Class Literature, Women’s Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Maps and Literature, American Autobiography-20th Century, Graphic Novels, Postcolonial Literature, Writing, Culture, and Identity


  • Modern Fiction
  • Modern Poetry
  • Women in Literature
  • Working Class Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature

Recent Course or Current Project:

Faculty adviser to Excursions, the Coker College student literary magazine

Selected Publications:

“Teaching Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home,” in Class, Please Open Your Comics: Essays on Teaching With Graphic Narratives. ed. Matthew Miller, forthcoming by McFarland in 2015.

“The Taboo in Philip Roth’s Sabbath’s Theater,” Harold Bloom’s Literary Themes, 2010.

“Landforms and Drainage: Mapping Changes in the Bioregion,” in Putah and Cache, ed. David Robertson. in-house, UC Davis, 2001.

“Elusive Images of Women, Home, and History: Deconstructing the Use of Film and Photography in Edgar Reitz’s Heimat,” in Women in German Yearbook, ed. Patricia Herminghouse. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

“Drawing Out the Implications of Witnessing: Art Spiegelman’s Graphic Novel Maus,” in Children of the Holocaust, ed. Viktoria Hertling. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 1998.