Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Roberta Seelinger Trites

Distinguished Professor

Office Address: STV 207
Office Phone: (309) 438-4572
Office Hours: TR 8:30-9
Email: Contact Roberta Trites (seeling)
Website: Visit Roberta Trites’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG272.02Literature for Middle Grades T R 09:35 - 10:50STV 0221
ENG470.01Studies in Children`s Literature W 14:00 - 16:50STV 0109
WGS400.02Independent Research in Women`s & Gender Studies   
Teaching Interests:
Children’s Literature
Adolescent Literature
Research Interests:
Feminism and narrative theory in children’s and adolescent literature; Louisa May Alcott; Mark Twain
Ph.D. English, Baylor University, 1991
M.A. Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas,1985
B.A. History, Texas A&M University,1983
Selected Publications:

A Narrative Compass: Stories That Guide Women's Lives.  (co-edited with Betsy Hearne.)  U of Illinois P, 2009.

Twain, Alcott, and the Birth of the Adolescent Reform Novel. U of Iowa P, 2007.

Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature. U of Iowa P, 2000.

Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels.  U of Iowa P, 1997.

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