Rebekah Fitzsimmons

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Overview

Rebekah Fitzsimmons researches children’s literature and American culture. Her dissertation is titled “The Chronicles of Professionalization: The Expert, the Child, and the Making of American Children’s Literature.” Her work has been published in Children's Literature and the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts and she has forthcoming book chapters in Prizing Children's Literature and The Early Reader in Children's Literature and Culture. Her research interests include children’s literature, young adult literature, genre conventions, highbrow/lowbrow taste distinctions in American culture, best sellers, adaptation theory, histories of childhood and utopian/dystopian literature and theory. She is currently a Lecturer at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Language, Media, and Communication.

Education:
  • PhD in English, University of Florida
  • MA in English, University of Florida
  • BA in English/Creative Writing, Emory University
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Adaptation Theory
  • Best Sellers
  • Children’s Literature
  • Genre Conventions
  • Histories Of Childhood
  • Taste Cultures In American Culture
  • Utopian/dystopian Literature And Theory
  • Young Adult Literature
Courses
  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-3403: Tech Communication