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Dr. Elise Takehana
Elise Takehana, Assistant Professor of English Studies, teaches writing at Fitchburg State University. Her research interests include composition and rhetoric, media studies, aesthetics, and 20th and 21st century text production. She is currently writing a book on baroque aesthetics and their application across contemporary print and digital literature. Recent essays by Professor Takehana include:
- "Prying Open the Oyster: Creating a Digital Learning Space from the Robert Cormier Archive" The ALAN Review 43.3 (2016): 11-21.
- "The Shape of Thought: Humanity in Digital, Literary Texts" Comunicazioni Sociali 37.3(2015): 342-353.
- Takehana, Elise, Jonathan Jena, Matthew Ramsden, and Natasha Rocci. "Can you Murder a Novel" Hybrid Pedagogy. 26 July 2015. Web. 19 August 2015.
- “Baroque Computing: Interface and the Subject-Object Divide” Design, Mediation, and the Post-Human. Eds. Dennis M. Weiss, Amy D. Propen, and Colbey Emmerson Reid. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. Print. 41-67.
- “Porous Boundaries in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves: Anticipating a Digital Composition and Subjectivity” Cross-Cultural Studies. 32 (2013): 29.61. Print.
Dr. Annamary Consalvo
Annamary Consalvo is an Assistant Professor of Literacy at The University of Texas at Tyler where she teaches disciplinary literacy, and the teaching of writing. Her research interests include the study of writing conferences and ways in which multiliteracies and new literacies inform teaching and learning in the 21st century. Selected recent publications include:
- 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.
- Consalvo, A. L., Schallert, D. L. & Elias, E. M. (2015). An examination of the construct of Legitimate Peripheral Participation as a theoretical framework in literacy research. Educational Research Review, 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2015.07.001
- Consalvo, A. & Maloch, B. (2015). Keeping the teacher at arm’s length: Student resistance in writing conferences in two high school classrooms. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 50(2), 120-132.
Dr. Katharine Covino
Katharine Covino, Assistant Professor of English Studies, teaches writing, literature, and teacher -preparation classes as a part of the secondary-education English concentration at Fitchburg State University. Her research interests include critical literacy, critical pedagogy, gender, (D)iscourse, identity, and literacy praxis. She is currently examining the implications of the inclusion of critical literacy/critical pedagogy in early-elementary literacy classrooms.
Recent publications by Professor Covino include:
- K, Covino (2016). Equal access for all: Critical literacy at work in an urban, early-elementary school reading classroom – MRAPrimer Journal
- Covino, K. (2015) Critical literacy and gender: Tensions in Discourse and identity. GALA Journal: A Journal of the Gender in Literacy and Life Assembly
- Kim, M. J. & Covino, K. (2014) When stories don't make sense: Alternative ways to assess young children’s narratives in social contexts. Reading Teacher
- Covino, K. (2014). Boys left behind: A look at boys' struggles in literacy classrooms and suggestions for reform. AERA - Connections.
Recent presentations by Professor Covino include:
- Equal access for all: Critical literacy at work in an urban, early-elementary school reading classroom – MRA Conference – April 8, 2016
- What does critical literacy look like ‘on the ground’?: A teaching demonstration combing research and practice –NeMLA Conference – March 17, 2016
- Feminists voices today: The intersection of third-wave feminism and contemporary classroom research – NEPES Conference – October 14, 2015
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