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literature and language professor

Julie Diane Prandi, American literature and language professor. Achievements include research in German literature, 18th and 19th century. Named Leaguer of Year, McLean County League of Women Voters, 2002; grantee Academic Exchange, German Government, German Academic Exchange Service, 1990. Board member, study leader League of Women Voters, Bloomington, since 2007; Member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Prandi, Julie Diane was born on February 16, 1951 in San Jose, California, United States. Daughter of Dante F. and Emma Kathryn (Borzone) Prandi.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1979.

Career

Assistant professor German Columbia University, New York City, 1981—1984. Professor German Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, since 1984.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in German literature, 18th and 19th century.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (literature criticism) Spirited Women Heroes, Dare to Be Happy, a Study of Goethe's Ethics, The Poetry of the Self-Taught. Co-editor: (music criticism) The Mendelssohns, Their Music in History.

Membership

Board member, study leader League of Women Voters, Bloomington, since 2007. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Singing.

Connections

Married James Herbert Reid, May 22, 2005. Married Fred Safier, January 2, 1984 (deceased August 11, 2004).

father:
Dante F. Prandi

mother:
Emma Kathryn (Borzone) Prandi

spouse:
James Herbert Reid

spouse:
Fred Safier