Faculty of Education



Rowsell, J. & Pahl, K. (Eds.). (2015). The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies. London: Routledge.

Sefton-Green, J. & Rowsell, J. (Eds.). (2014). Learning and literacy over time: Longitudinal perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Burnett, C., Davies, J., Merchant, G., & Rowsell, J. (Eds.). (2014). New Literacies around the Globe: Policy and pedagogy. London: Routledge.

Kosnik, C., Simon, R., Williamson, P., Rowsell, J., & Beck. C. (Eds.). (2013) Literacy Teacher Educators: Preparing Student Teachers for a Changing World. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Rowsell, J. (2013). Working with Multimodality: Rethinking Literacy in a Digital Age. London: Routledge.

Refereed Journal Articles

Gallagher, T. L., Fisher, D., Lapp, D., Rowsell, J., Simpson, A., McQuirter Scott, R., Walsh, M., Ciampa, K., & Saudelli, M. G. (2015). International perspectives on literacy learning with iPads. Journal of Education, 195(3), 15-25. 

Yaman Ntelioglou, B. & Rowsell, J. (2015) (Eds). Special Issue: A Landscape View of Literacy Studies in Canada. Language and Literacy, 17(2).  

McLean, C. & Rowsell, J. (2015). Imagining writing futures: Photography, writing, and technology. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 31(2), 102-118. 

Rowsell, J. (2015). What Professionals Can Teach Us About Education: A Call for Change. Cambridge Journal of Education.  DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2015.1015964

Rowsell, J. & Harwood, D. (2015). “Let it Go”: Exploring the Image of the Child as Producer, Consumer, and Inventor. Theory into Practice, 54(2), 136-146.

Collier, D. R. & Rowsell, J. (2014). A room with a view: Revisiting the multiliteracies manifesto, twenty years on. Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen, 43 (2), 12-28.

Rowsell, J. (2014). Toward a Phenomenology of Contemporary Reading. The Australian Journal of Literacy and Language, 37(2), 117-127. 

Rowsell, J. (2014). “The Mood is in the Shot”: The Challenge of Moving-Image Texts to Multimodality. Talk and Text, 34(3), 307-324.  

Rowsell, J., Pedersen, I., Trueman, D. (2014). Playing as a Mutant in a Virtual World: Understanding Story Worlds in Popular Culture Video Games. Literacy, 48(1), 47-53.  

Burnett, C., Merchant, G., Pahl, K., & Rowsell, J.  (2014). The (Im)materiality of Literacy: The Significance of Subjectivity to New Literacies Research. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 35(1), 90-103.


Rowsell, J. (2015). Same Meaning, Different Production. In E. Stirling & D. Yamada-Rice (Eds.) Visual Methods with Children and Young People: Academics and Visual Industries in Dialogue. London: MacMillan-Palgrave.

DiCesare, D., Harwood, D., & Rowsell, J. (2015). It is real colouring? Mapping children’s im/material thinking in a digital world. In L. Mellinee and B. Guzzetti’s Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media. New York: IGI Global. 

Rowsell, J. & Gallagher, T. (2015). Circuits, Astronauts, and Dancing Oranges: Documenting networked knowledge on iPads. In S. Nichols & M. de Courcy’s Languages and Literacies as Mobile and Placed Resources. London: Routledge.

Heydon, R. & Rowsell, J. (2015). Phenomenology and Literacy Studies. In J. Rowsell & K. Pahl’s The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies. London: Routledge.

Rowsell, J. (2014). Touch Points and Tacit Practices: How Videogame Designers Help Literacy Studies. In P. Smeyers et al (Eds.) International Handbook of Interpretation in Educational Research. London: Springer.

Rowsell, J. (2014). A Steadfast Revisit:  Keeping with tradition, in a different place and time. In J. Sefton-Green & J. Rowsell (Eds.) Learning and literacy over time: Longitudinal perspectives. New York: Routledge.

McLean, C.,  Rowsell, J., & Lapp, D. (2014). Making School Relevant: Adding New Literacies to the Policy Agenda. In K. Sandford, T. Rogers, & M. Kendrick’s Youth Literacies in New Times – Everywhere Everyday. London: Springer.

Rowsell, J. & Chen, L. (2014). Capitalizing on Funds of Knowledge: Approaching English Language Studies through a NLS-Multimodal Lens. In C. Leung & B. Street’s Handbook on English Language Studies. London: Routledge. 

Kendrick, M. & Rowsell, J. (2014). The Visual Turn: Transitioning into Visual Approaches to Literacy Education. In Daniel Jarvis & Susan B. Elliott-John’s Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.  

Rowsell, J. & Burgess, J. (2014). A Tale of Multiple Selves: Im/materializing Identities on Facebook. In C. Burnett, J. Davies, G. Merchant, & J. Rowsell (Eds.) New Literacies around the Globe. London: Routledge.




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