Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte

Professor of English


Irby 317F

(501) 450-5100

Mary Ruth Marotte is a Professor of English at The University of Central Arkansas, where she specializes in women’s studies and critical theory. She is author of Captive Bodies: American Women Writers Redefine Pregnancy and Childbirth, the co-editor of Ten Years After Katrina: Critical Perspectives of the Storm’s Effect on American Culture and Identity and Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy, and has published articles on Tillie Olsen, Virginia Woolf, Louisa May Alcott, Bernie Babcock, and Sarah Palin, among others, and book chapters on Mad Men and Downton Abbey. Currently she is at work on a book about Arkansas writer Bernie Babcock. Dr. Marotte served as the Executive Director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, the state’s only professional Shakespeare theater, from 2010-2020.


Ph.D., University of Tennessee
M.A., University of Central Arkansas



Areas of Specialization

Women’s Studies
Literary Criticism


Spring 2021 Office Hours

Office hours are by appointment only due to covid-19 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Spring 2021 Class Schedule

Film and Lit. ENGL 1355 TTH 9:25-10:40

TTH 12:15- 1:30

American Lit. I ENGL 2312  TTH 10:50  online
Gender and Sexualities In Lit. ENGL 4370/5370  TTH 4:00-5:15 Irby 313

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