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Elizabeth Caravella

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Writing Department

Assistant Professor

Email: caravell@yorku.ca


Elizabeth (Beth) Caravella earned her PhD in Writing & Rhetoric at George Mason University, specializing in digital rhetoric, multimodal & visual composition, and video games. Her research appears in Computers & Composition, Technical Communication Quarterly, and a number of edited collections. In addition to academic research, Beth also conducts industry research for a number of game developers, including Blizzard Entertainment and Bethesda Games. Her current work examines the rhetoric of visual cuing in video games, which she intends to move forward with as her first monograph.
Outside of teaching and research, she enjoys hiking, drawing, yoga, and playing video games. She also fosters dogs for a local rescue, and always has cute puppy pictures to share.

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Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/PRWR3910 3.0 A The Mechanics of Style SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/WRIT2004 3.0 C Writing in Digital Cultures ONLN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/WRIT2004 3.0 M Writing in Digital Cultures SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/PRWR4800 3.0 M Workshop 1: Visual Info. & Doc. Design SEMR


Elizabeth (Beth) Caravella earned her PhD in Writing & Rhetoric at George Mason University, specializing in digital rhetoric, multimodal & visual composition, and video games. Her research appears in Computers & Composition, Technical Communication Quarterly, and a number of edited collections. In addition to academic research, Beth also conducts industry research for a number of game developers, including Blizzard Entertainment and Bethesda Games. Her current work examines the rhetoric of visual cuing in video games, which she intends to move forward with as her first monograph.
Outside of teaching and research, she enjoys hiking, drawing, yoga, and playing video games. She also fosters dogs for a local rescue, and always has cute puppy pictures to share.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 AP/PRWR3910 3.0 A The Mechanics of Style SEMR
Fall 2020 AP/WRIT2004 3.0 C Writing in Digital Cultures ONLN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/WRIT2004 3.0 M Writing in Digital Cultures SEMR
Winter 2021 AP/PRWR4800 3.0 M Workshop 1: Visual Info. & Doc. Design SEMR