Dr. Jennifer Rowsell
Faculty of Education
Dr. Jennifer Rowsell
Associate Professor (PhD)
Canada Research Chair in Multiliteracies
Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement
Applying multimodality in K-12 literacy learning and teaching; Adopting a multiliteracies perspective in teacher education and the teaching and learning of English language arts; Defining and inhabiting modal learning and digital and media epistemologies; Social inclusion through artifactual approaches to literacy development; Identity mediation during text production and reception; Bourdieusian sociology and its connections with learning and pedagogy; Geosemiotics, space theory, and networks of information (particularly in the domain of early childhood education); Connecting ethnography with multimodal research methods; Communities as ecologies and adopting an ecological approach to literacy fieldwork
Pahl, K. & Rowsell, J. (2011). Literacy and Education: Understanding New Literacy Studies in the Classroom. Second Edition. London: Sage.
Nichols, S., Nixon, H., Rainbird, S., & Rowsell, J. (In Review). Resourcing Learners: New players, New spaces. London: Routledge.
Grenfell, M., Bloome, D., Pahl, K., Rowsell, J. & Street, B (2010). Classroom Language Ethnography: Perspectives From New Literacy Studies and Bourdieusian Sociology. New York: Routledge.
Sheridan, M.P. & Rowsell, J. (2010). Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age. London: Routledge.
Pahl, K. & Rowsell, J. (2010). Artifactual Literacy: Every Object Tells a Story. New York: Teacher's College Press.
Pahl, K. & Rowsell, J. (2005). Literacy and Education: Understanding the New Literacy Studies in the Classroom. London: Paul Chapman Publishers.
Practice and Professional Books
Booth, D. & Rowsell, J. (2007). The Literacy Principal. Second Edition. Markham: Pembroke Publishers.
Rowsell, J. (2006). Family Literacy Experiences: Creating Reading and Writing Opportunities for Student Achievement. Markham: Pembroke Publishers.
Booth, D. and Rowsell, J. (2002). The Literacy Principal: Supporting, Leading, and Assessing Reading and Writing Programs. Markham: Pembroke Publishers.
Edited Books, Anthologies, Collections, Bibliographies
Rowsell, J. & Pahl, K. (2011). Major Works in Early Childhood Literacy Education. London: Sage.
Abrams, S. & Rowsell, J. (2011). Rethinking Identity and Literacy Education in the 21st Century. Teachers College Record Annual Yearbook. June 2010
Pahl, K. & Rowsell, J. (Eds.) (2006). Travel Notes From The New Literacy Studies. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Chapters in Books or Monographs
Rowsell, J., Kress, G., Pahl, K. & Street, B. (2012). Multimodal Approaches to the Reading Theoretical Models of the Reading Process. In Alvermann & N. Unrau (Edts.) Theoretical Models and Reading Processes, Sixth Edition. IRA Publication.
Pahl, K. & Rowsell, J. (2011). Artifactual Literacies. Handbook of Early Childhood Education. Edts. J. Larson & J. Marsh. Sage: London.
Kendrick, M., Rogers, T., Toohey, K., Marshall, B., Siegel, M., Rowsell, J, Mutonyi, H., & Hauge, C. (2010). Experiments in Visual Analysis: (Re)positioning children and youth in relation to larger social issues. NRC Yearbook 2010.
Rowsell, J. & Lapp, D. (2011). New Literacies and Literacy Instruction. Best Practices in Literacy Instruction. Fourth Edition. Edts. Lesley Morrow and Linda Gambrell. New York: Guildford.
Rowsell, J (2011). Learners as Consumer and Consumers as Learners. In S. Abrams & J.Rowsell's Teachers College Record Annual Yearbook Issue on Rethinking Identity and Literacy Education in the 21st Century. New York: Teachers College Press.
Rowsell, J. & Pahl, K (2011). The Material and The Situated: What multimodality and New Literacy Studies do for literacy education. In D. Lapp and D. Fisher (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. New York: Erlbaum/Taylor Francis.
Pahl, K. & Rowsell, J. (2010). Digital Storytelling: Deconstructing the process. In M. Hoechsmann & S. Poyntz's Media Literacy: A Critical Introduction. New York: Blackwell Publishing.
Rowsell, J (2009). Artifactual English: Transitional Objects and the Teaching of English. In M. Hagood's New Literacies: Learning from youth in out-of-school and in-school contexts. New York: Peter Lang.
Rowsell, J (2009). My Life on Facebook: Assessing the art of social networking. In A. Burke and B. Hammett's Assessing New Literacies: Perspectives from the Classroom. New York: Peter Lang.
Street, B., Pahl, K. & Rowsell, J (2009). Multimodality and New Literacy Studies. In The Handbook on Multimodality. Edited by Carey Jewitt. London: Routledge.
McLean, C., Boling,E., & Rowsell, J. (2009). Engaging Diverse Students in Multiple Literacies In and Out of School. The Handbook of Research on Literacy Instruction: Issues of Diversity, Policy, and Equity. Edited by L. Morrow, R. Rueda, and D. Lapp. New York: Guilford Publishing.
Rowsell, J (2007). Improvising on Artistic Habitus: Sedimenting Identity into Art. In J. Albright & A. Luke's Literacy and Bourdieu. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Rowsell, J. (2006). Corporate Crossings: Tracing Textual Crossings. Travel Notes From the New Literacy Studies: Instances of Practice. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Rowsell, J. (2004). There is No Place Like Home: A teacher perspective on literacies across educational contexts. In Brian Street (Ed.) Literacies Across Educational Contexts. Philadelphia: Caslon Publishing Inc.
Rowsell, J. (2003). "About Media in Education." In D. Booth & M. Hachiya (Eds.) The Arts Go to School. Markham: Pembroke Publishers.
Rowsell, J. (2000). "Publishing Practices and Personal Perspectives." Home and Away - Researching Familiar and Unfamiliar Cultures. Book publised by King's College Press, London England.
Articles in Refereed Journals
McLean, C. & Rowsell, J. (In Review). Design Literacies: Towards a 21st Century Pedagogy.
Rowsell, J (2011). Carrying My Family With Me: Artifacts as emic perspectives. Qualitative Researcher. Multimodality and ethnography: working at the intersection. Edited by B. Dicks, R. Flewitt, L. Lancaster, and K. Pahl. Issue 1, Volume 11.
Rainbird, S. & Rowsell, J. (2011). Literacy Nooks: Geosemiotics and domains of literacy in home spaces. Special Issue of The Journal of Early Childhood Literacy on Geosemiotics and Early Childhood (edts. S. Nichols, H. Nixon, S. Rainbird, & J. Rowsell). Spring 2011.
Rowsell, J. (2010). In-Character: Inhabiting literary worlds through Facebook. Balanced Reading Instruction Journal. Volume 13, Spring 2010.
Rowsell, J. & Casey, H.(2009) Shifting Frames: Inside the pathways and obstacles of two teachers' instruction. Linguistics in Education. Volume 20, Number 4.
Nichols, S., Nixon, H. & Rowsell, J. (2009). The 'good' parent in relation to early childhood literacy: symbolic terrain and lived practice. Literacy. Volume 43, Number 2. July 2009. pp. 65-74. - June 2009
Rowsell, J. & Burke, A (2009). Reading as Design: Three Case Studies of Digital Reading Practices. The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Volume 54, No. 2, October 2009 80% participation
Burke, A. & Rowsell, J (2008). Screen Pedagogy: Challenging Perceptions of Digital Reading Practice. Changing English, Volume 15, No. 4, December 2008.
Rowsell, J., Kosnik, C., & Beck, C. (2008). Fostering Multiliteracies Pedagogy through Preservice Teacher Education. Teaching Education, Volume 19 (2). June 2008.
Beck, C., Kosnik, C., & Rowsell, J (2007). Preparation For the First Year of Teaching: Beginning Teachers' View About Their Needs. The New Educator, Vol. 3(1), Feb-Mar 2007.
Rowsell, J. & Pahl, K. (2007). Sedimented Identities in Texts: Instance of Practice. Reading Research Quarterly. Volume 42, Issue 3.
Rowsell, J., Sztainbok, V. & Blaney, J. (May 2007). 'Losing Strangeness': Using Culture to Mediate ESL Teaching. Language, Culture and Identity. Volume 20, Number 2.
Burke, A. & Rowsell, J. (2006). From Screen to Print: Publishing Multiliteracies Pedagogy. The International Journal of Learning. Victoria: Common Ground Publishers.
Rowsell, J. (2003). The Production-Reception Continuum: Activating publishing practices during literacy events. Changing English, Volume 10, January 2003, pp. 59-71.
Rowsell, J. (2003). Semiotic Consciousness in Educational Textbooks. International Journal of Applied Semiotics. Volume 4, No. 2. pp. 43 - 63.
Rowsell, J. (2003). Identities in Progress: Towards a Notion of Modified Habitus. Ways of Knowing, Vol. 1, No.1. pp. 3-15
Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals
Rowsell, J. (2005). Editorial Introduction: New Directions in Literacy Education. In Literacy Revisited, Edt. by Jennifer Rowsell & David Booth. Orbit, Volume 36. October 2005.
Rowsell, J. (2000). "Publishing Practices in Printed Education." Literacy Today, a journal published monthly by the British National Literacy Trust. London, England.
Dr. Jennifer Rowsell
Faculty of Education
St. Catharines, On.
T 905 688 5550 x6121