Rebecca Harrison, Ph.D.

Dr. Rebecca L. Harrison, Professor of English, teaches courses in Southern and American women writers and innovative pedagogy. Her research interests include overlooked and underappreciated women authors of the U.S. South; genre revision and the captivity narrative; women’s literature and theory; secondary education for English/Language Arts; and STEM to STEAM curricula. Harrison, the 2015 Robert Reynolds Awardee for Excellence in Teaching and UWG’s 2016 winner of the University System of Georgia Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching & Learning award, has published articles on Southern writers such as Eudora Welty and Beatrice Witte Ravenel, and she served as the 2016 Obama Fellow for Southern literature at the Transnational American Studies Institute at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Her book length works reflect her diverse research interests as well. Her co-edited edition Inhabiting La Patria (2013) is the first critical collection devoted to the works of Julia Alvarez, and her two most recent books, Revitalizing Classrooms: Innovations and Inquiry Pedagogies in Practice (2017) and Teaching, Pedagogy, and Learning: Fertile Ground for Campus and Community Innovations (2017), showcase cross-disciplinary inquiry based learning strategies.

  • B.A., Special Honors Curriculum, Hunter College: City University of New York, 1994
  • M.A., English, Georgia State University, 1997
  • Ph.D., English, Georgia State University, 2007

Spring 2021 Sections

  • ENGL-3000 (Research and Methodology) Section: 02W
  • ENGL-4109 (Film as Lit: Language Unbound) Section: 01W
  • ENGL-5109 (Film as Literature) Section: 01
  • ENGL-6120 (Seminar in American Lit II) Section: 01

Fall 2020 Sections

  • ENGL-1102 (English Composition II-Honors) Section: 25H
  • ENGL-2190 (TheShortStoryOfAmericanWomen) Section: 01
  • ENGL-4109 (FilmAsLit:Language(Un)Bound) Section: 02W
  • ENGL-5109 (Film as Literature) Section: 02

Summer 2020 Sections

  • ENGL-5383 (Rdg for the Comprehensive Exam) Section: E01
  • ENGL-6385 (Teaching American Literature) Section: E01
  • ENGL-6399 (Thesis) Section: 01

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  • ENGL-4005 (AmLitII:ParadoxFemaleBody) Section: 01W Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • ENGL-5005 (Studies in American Lit. II) Section: 01

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