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Faculty Directory » Elisabet Takehana

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 206
Phone: 978-665-3141

Courses Taught:

Writing I (ENGL 1100)
Writing II (ENGL 1200)
Honors English (HON 1050)
Creative Nonfiction Writing (ENGL 3890)
Online Magazine Writing (ENGL 3840)
Editing & Publishing (ENGL 2810)
English Study Abroad – Absurd and Experimental Paris (ENGL 3025)
Feature and Magazine Writing (ENGL 3870)
Media Conscious Storytelling (ENGL 3045)
Experimental Writing (ENGL 3027)
Style Studio (ENGL 3002)
Genres, Adaptations, and Hybridity (ENGL 9017)


Ph.D. English, University of Florida
M.A. English, California State University, San Bernardino
B.A. English, California State University, San Bernardino

Research Interests:

Rhetoric and composition, text-image composition, new media theory, digital media, experimental literature, cultural studies, poststructuralism, aesthetics, 20th and 21st century text production and literature

Current Projects:

• Book Project, tentative title: Baroque Technotexts: Literature in a Digital Mediascape
• Robert E. Cormier digital archive project
• 50th Anniversary Annotated Edition of Robert E. Cormier’s novel, The Chocolate War
• Reversing Suicide: An Anagram Project

Representative Publications:

Book Chapters

“Baroque Computing: Interface and the Subject-Object Divide” for Design, Mediation, and the Post-Human. Lexington Books. August 2014.

“Burroughs / Rauschenberg: Text-Image / Image-Text” The Future of Text and Image. Cambridge Scholars Publishing March 2012


“Prying Open the Oyster: Creating a Digital Learning Space from the Robert Cormier Archive” The ALAN Review (summer 2016)
“The Shape of Thought: Humanity in Digital, Literary Texts” Comunicazioni Sociali
The Alphabet Project - 35 published pieces. Sentinel & Enterprise July 13 - August 11, 2015
“Can you Murder a Novel?” Hybrid Pedagogy 26 July 2015 published in four parts.
“Porous Boundaries in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves: Anticipating a Digital Composition and Subjectivity” Cross-Cultural Studies. Forthcoming. Winter 2013.
“Aesthetic Politics: Models of Reading. Models of Citizenship” Journal of Contemporary Thought 35 (Summer 2012)

Edited Collection

Futures of Digital Studies in the Digital Humanities Quarterly 5.3 (Summer 2011) and 6.2 (Winter 2012) Special Issues

Professional Affiliations:

Electronic Literature Organization
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
Northeast Modern Language Association