Elisabet Takehana, Ph.D., Professional Writing, English Studies | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Elisabet Takehana

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Please contact Dr. Takehana to schedule an appointment during her Virtual office hours: TR 2:00-3:15

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 206
Phone: 978.665.3141
Email: etakehan@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

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


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

Research Interests:

Rhetoric and composition
Text-image composition
New media theory
Digital media
Experimental literature
Cultural studies
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

Takehana, E. (2014). “Baroque Computing: Interface and the Subject-Object Divide.” In Design, Mediation, and the Post-Human. Lexington Books.

Takehana, E. (2012). “Burroughs / Rauschenberg: Text-Image / Image-Text.” In The Future of Text and Image. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Consalvo, A.L. & Takehana, E. (2016). “Prying Open the Oyster: Creating a Digital Learning Space from the Robert Cormier Archive.” The ALAN Review, 43(3).

Takehana, E. “The Shape of Thought: Humanity in Digital, Literary Texts” Comunicazioni Sociali, 3. doi: 10.1400/236806

Takehana, E. (2015). "The Alphabet Project - 35 published pieces." Sentinel & Enterprise.

Jena, J. et al. (2015). “Can you Murder a Novel?Hybrid Pedagogy.
*Published in four parts

Takehana, E. (2013). “Porous Boundaries in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves: Anticipating a Digital Composition and Subjectivity.” Cross-Cultural Studies. doi: 10.21049/ccs.2013.32..29

Takehana, E. (2012). “Aesthetic Politics: Models of Reading. Models of Citizenship.” Journal of Contemporary Thought, 35.

Edited Collection

Takehana, E. (2011-2012). "Futures of Digital Studies." In Digital Humanities Quarterly, 5.3 and 6.2.

Professional Affiliations:

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