Dr Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario


PhD (Monash University), MA (University of Queensland), Mlitt (Central Queensland University), BBus (Queensland University of Technology)

Writing an undergraduate paper that analysed Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ narrative, I realised that I wanted to be an academic. I’ve covered musical theatre, animation and fairy tale in my postgraduate work at the University of Queensland and Monash University.

Now I teach a range of fairy tale, children’s and fantasy literature. I count myself fortunate to be in a position to spend days thinking, talking and writing about pig kings, other mothers with buttons for eyes, big bad wolves and red shoes.

Curriculum vitae

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Fairy Tale

I am interested in contemporary fairy tales, including novels, comics and animated features. I am also researching the female fairy tale writers of France under Louis XIV.

Children’s Literature

My particular interest is in contemporary fantasy writing for children and YA markets, covering authors such as Neil Gaiman, Meg Cabot, Diana Wynne Jones, Terry Pratchett and J.K. Rowling.

Book History

My research covers the impact of digital and online technologies and forums on literature, including author blogging and tweeting and the evolution of the eBook. I am also interested in paratextual matter.


My research focuses on contemporary musical theatre and I am also interested in the use of the musical form in episodic television and in projects such as Dr Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog.

Competitive Grants

  • A Violent Turn: Representations of Violence, Resistance and Complicity in Canadian Women’s Writing (2002), Canadian Government Faculty Research Award.

Selected Publications

  • Do Rozario, R-A. (2009) ‘Fforde’s Book Upgrades: Downloaded Errata and Metafictional Cancellation’. Script & Print, Vol 32, No. 4.
  • Do Rozario, R-A. (2008) ‘Harry Potter and the Childish Adults’. The Journal of Children’s Literature, Vol 5, No. 1.
  • Do Rozario, Rebecca-Anne C. (2007) ‘Fantastic Books: The Gothic Architecture of Children’s Books’, in Jackson, A., Coats, K., and McGillis, R. edited The Gothic in Children’s Literature: Haunting the Borders. New York, Routledge.
  • Do Rozario, R-A (2007-08) ‘Don’t Steal a Book by its Cover: The Book Thief and Who Reads It’. Script & Print, Vol 31, No. 2.
  • Do Rozario, R-A. (2004) ‘The Princess and the Magic Kingdom: Beyond Nostalgia, the Function of the Disney Princess’. Women’s Studies in Communication, Vol 27, No. 1.