Diane K. Jakacki, Ph.D.

Bucknell University

Digital Scholarship Coordinator and
Associated Teaching Faculty in Comparative Humanities



University of Waterloo: Waterloo, Ontario

Department of English Language and Literature

Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, 2010

University of Toronto: Toronto, Ontario

Master of Arts in English, 2005

Lafayette College: Easton, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts in English and History, 1986


‘Covetous to parley with so sweet a frontis-peece’: Illustration in Early Modern English Play-Texts.

Supervisor: Dr. Katherine Acheson

Committee: Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Dr. Sarah Tolmie

External Reader: Dr. Holger Schott-Syme

My dissertation analyzed patterns of visual rhetoric in the illustrated title pages of seventeenth-century English printed drama. These images raise significant questions about public practices, politics, and the relationship between the contemporary theatrical audience and the reading public. Furthermore, they represent definite and hitherto unacknowledged emphasis on performance aspects of published drama, thereby communicating distinctive value in their viewers.


Areas of Specialization

Digital Humanities: digital humanities theory and praxis - in particular the intersection of textual and spatial analysis, digital pedagogy, visual rhetoric, multimedia theory and design

Early Modern Studies: early modern drama and literature, performance, history of the book and popular culture.

GRANTS (Principal Investigator)

Under Review: NHPRC-Mellon Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives Planning Grant, 2018: REED London

Not Successful: National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, 2014: Records of Early English Drama

GRANTS (Collaborator/Researcher)

Successful: CANARIE Research Software Program, 2017-2019: Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory

Under Review: Canadian Foundation for Innovation, 2018:  REED London, as part of the Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship consortium

Not Successful: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Grant, 2016: Shakespeare Editions, Map of Early Modern London, as part of Linked Early Modern Data Online consortium


Editions and Volumes

Articles, Book Chapters


Book Reviews

Peer Reviewer

Select Plenaries and Invited Talks

Select Conference Presentations


Areas of Specialization

Digital Humanities, Pedagogy and New Media: digital humanities theory and practice, visual rhetoric, media studies, multimedia theory and design.

Early Modern and Medieval Studies: Shakespeare, Chaucer, British literature through 1800, medieval and early modern drama, theatre history, print and popular culture.


Bucknell University, 2014-Present


Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-2013


University of Waterloo, 2007-2010



Digital Humanities and Media Studies

Literature and Drama


Directorships, Advisory Boards,

Training and Instruction

Professional Memberships