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Dr. Elise Takehana
Elise Takehana, Associate Professor of English Studies, teaches writing at Fitchburg State University. Her research interests include media studies, aesthetics, digital humanities, and 20th and 21st century text production. Her book, Baroque Technotext: Literature in a Digital Mediascape, is forthcoming from Intellect Press. Recent presentations by Professor Takehana include:
- “The Digital and the Baroque: Confronting Hyper-Representation.” ELO (Electronic Literature Organization), Porto, Portugal, July 2017
- “Mise en Abîme Mediascape: The Book in Code and Code in the Book.” SHARP (Society on the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing) 25thAnnual Convention, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 2017
- “The Aesthetic of the List: The Digital in Humanity’s Literature ” NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 47thAnnual Convention, Hartford, March 2016
Dr. Annamary Consalvo
Annamary Consalvo is an Associate Professor of Literacy at The University of Texas at Tyler where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Her research interests include youth perspective on writing, the teaching of writing, and ways in which multiliteracies inform teaching and learning. Selected recent publications include:
- David, A. D. & Consalvo, A. (2019). Crafting communities of writers: Advice from teens to their teachers of writing. English Journal, 109(1), 67-73.
- Bogard, T., Consalvo, A., & Worthy, J. (2018, Spring). Teaching for deep learning in a second-grade literacy classroom. Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 14(1), 1-26. http://jolle.coe.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Bogard_JoLLE2018-1.pdf
- Consalvo, A. & David, A. D. (2016). Writing on the walls: Supporting 21st century thinking in the material classroom. Teaching and Teacher Education, 60, 54-65.
- Consalvo, A. & Takehana, E. (2016). Prying open the oyster: Creating a digital learning space from the Robert Cormier archive. The ALAN Review 43(3), 11-21.
Dr. Katharine Covino
Katharine Covino, Assistant Professor of English Studies, teaches writing, literature, and teacher-preparation classes at Fitchburg State University. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, gender, and identity. Three areas of current scholarship focus on a) examining the implications of including critical pedagogy in elementary literacy classrooms, b) applying indigenous lenses to critically examine and retell cultural myths, and c) exploring the disconnects that can arise for novice middle and secondary English teachers as they begin their teaching careers. Additionally, she has published and presented on a variety of issues related to literacy praxis, entwining theory and practice to support English teachers at all levels in their classrooms. Guided by her interest in promoting critical, collaborative, and reflective pedagogy, she has served for multiple years as a Faculty Mentor at Fitchburg State University. Prior to teaching at the university level, she taught middle school and high school in Austin, Texas. In addition to her work as a teacher, researcher, and mentor, she is also a children’s book author with multiple upcoming projects in the works.
In time spent away from academic life, she is also a poet, an activist, an omnivore, a wife, a mother, and a devoted fan of Game of Thrones. Her three children are in 7th grade, 5th grade, and 2nd grade.
Asher Jackson is the University Archivist in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library at Fitchburg State University. His research interests include digital preservation in archives, archival research instruction for undergraduates, and the impact of collective memory on local history. Recent presentations include:
Do I dare? Bringing Cormier out of the archive for a symposium on censorship and our community’s history --New England Library Association--Fall 2016.
The Archives of Teacher Education: What We Can Learn from the Records of the Normal School Movement--ARC of Education Conference, Bridgewater State University--Fall 2015