Deborah De Rosa

Deborah De Rosa

Associate Professor
Later 19th-century American Literature

Office: RH 225
Email: derosa@niu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; 1998
  • M.A. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; 1991
  • B.A. Barnard College of Columbia University New York; 1988

Professional Interests

  • Abolitionist literature
  • Children’s literature
  • Slave and Captivity Narratives
  • Ghost Stories
  • Womanism and Women Writers, including Toni Morrison, Amy Tan and J.K. Rowling

Selected Publications

  • Editor, Into the Mouths of Babes: An Anthology of Children’s Abolitionist Literature. New York: Greenwood Press, 2005.
  • Domestic Abolitionism and Juvenile Literature: 1830-1865. New York: State University of New York Press, 2003.
  • “A Womanist Approach.” The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia. Ed. Elizabeth Beaulieu. Greenwood Press, 2002. 39-49.
  • From the Liberator’s “Juvenile Department” to Juvenile Poems, for the Use of Free American Children of Every Complexion: William Lloyd Garrison and Abolitionist Literature for Children, 1831-1835. In progress.

Contact us

Northern Illinois University
Department of English
Reavis Hall, Room 215
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-0611
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