Diane Jakacki is a Digital Scholarship Coordinator and Faculty Teaching Associate in Comparative Humanities at Bucknell University, exploring and instituting ways in which Digital Humanities tools and methodologies can be leveraged in a small liberal arts environment. Before her time at Bucknell, she was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, teaching courses in composition and communication and media studies.
She earned her PhD at the University of Waterloo. Her dissertation, “‘Covetous to parley with so sweet a frontis-peece’: Illustration in Early Modern English Play-Texts” analyzes patterns of visual rhetoric in the illustrated title pages of seventeenth-century English printed drama, examining publication practices, politics and the relationship between the contemporary theatrical audience and the reading public. Her research specialties include early modern British literature and drama, visual rhetoric, and multimedia theory and design. She has taught extensively in the English and Theatre departments at Georgia Tech and the University of Waterloo. She has a strong record in multidisciplinary approaches to Early Modern studies and a robust slate of visual rhetoric-based research projects and publications. She has established a reputation in the field of digital humanities research and praxis as a collaborator on several funded scholarly research endeavors and as a developer of digital pedagogy approaches to composition, literature and drama.