Roberta Rotman

Roberta Rotman's scholarly work and teaching mainly focus on the transformation of literary works into the visual and performative arts of film and theatre. This emphasis flows from her earlier work as a professional actor in Chicago. In her research she has explored novel-to-film translation, audience reception of plays in performance, dramatization of history on screen and stage, and the tension between text and music in the early English opera libretto.


MA English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
BA English, Marymount Manhattan College, New York


RTVF 202 Freshman Topics Seminar: Media in the Movies
RTVF 202 Freshman Topics Seminar: Scandal!
RTVF 202 Freshman Topics Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Politicians
RTVF 349-0 Internship
RTVF 322-0 RTVF Genre: The Biopic
RTVF 398-0 Issues in RTVF: Classic Novels, Classic Films
RTVF 398-0 Issues in RTVF: "Unfilmable" Texts and Their Film Adaptations


Roberta Rotman

Director, Undergraduate Studies; Lecturer




Annie May Swift Hall
1920 Campus Drive
Room 222
Evanston, IL 60208