Dr Maureen Farrell

  • Senior Lecturer (Creativity Culture and Faith)
  • Senior Senate Assesor for Academic Appeals (Senate Office)

telephone: 01413303017
email: Maureen.Farrell@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

Scottish Children's Literature, Children's Literature; Scottish Literature,  Picture Books; Visual Literacy, Children's Literature and Religious Education, Multi-modal literacy, Visual Literacy and intercultural responses, digital literacy

Career history

After completing a degree in Psychology and English at the University of Glasgow, I worked as a researcher for the Department of Clinical Oncology on an education programme aimed at preventing children from starting smoking. I then completed a PGCE at St Andrew's College and was an English teacher in Ayrshire and Glasgow and in Motherwell College. I began working in teacher education at St Andrew's College in 1993 and went on to become the B Ed Programme Leader and the Associate Dean for Initial Teacher Education. I am currently a Senior Lecturer and teach on the both undergraduate and postgraduate Initial Teacher Education programmes as well as the Masters programme in Children's Literature and Literacies. I am an Advisor of Studies and a Complaints investigator for the School of Education. My PhD was entitled Culture and Identity in Scottish Children's Fiction.

I am now the Senior Senate Assessor for Appeals for the University and have recently become the Director of Partnerships for the School of Education.

Grants

Member of the team with research grant funded by the UK Literary Association to the value of £2,600. Topic: Visual Journeys: Exploring immigrant children's visual literacy through intercultural responses to wordless picturebooks.

Supervision

I welcome PhD applications on most aspects of children's literature although I have a particular interest in Scottish children's literature. I am also interested in literacy development, and the development of English teaching in schools. Currently I am supervising Ph D students from China and Turkey and a Scottish Ed D student. Topics include:

‘A comparative study: the depiction of migrants as others in Turkish and British young adult books’

'Narrative strategies of picturebook apps and children's response/meaning making strategies using them'

'An Educational Perspective on the Reading Practices of Young Readers in Turkey'

'Investigating the impact that practice-based research has on the pedagogy of the artist-teacher'

 

Teaching

I contribute to the teaching on a number of courses in a variety of programmes these include:

Language and Literacy in the Undergraduate ITE programmes; Interdisciplinary Learning elements of the undergraduate ITE programme; the PGDE English (secondary) course; Language and Literacy in the PGDE Primary programme; Understanding Learning and Teaching and Practitioner Enquiry in the PGDE programme; Texts for Children: from Printing Press to Virtual Reality in the M Ed Children's Literature and Literacies programme and various undividual specialist lectures

I am also a tutor in the PGDE partnership programme for school experience.

Additional information

Consulting and advice

Consultant for Scottish Poetry Library 2009 for publication Addressing the Bard. Teaching materials to accompany this text, distributed to all secondary schools in Scotland, are available at http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/Images/addressingthebard-learn_tcm4-566829.pdf

Academic and professional body membership

Member of the International Research Society for Children's Literature

Member of the Association of Scottish Literary Studies and Education Committee member for this organisation

Additional information

Experienced member of CPD team in a number of local authorities on a range of topics including, for example, Developing Literacy Across Learning for Curriculum for Excellence

Publications

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2015

Arizpe, E., Bagelman, C., Devlin, A.M., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J.E. (2015) Visualizing intercultural Literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image based approach. In: Phipps, A. and Kay, R. (eds.) Languages in Migratory Settings: Place, Politics and Aesthetics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138911970

Farrell, M. (2015) Spellbinding books in young adult fantasy fiction. In: Arizpe, E. and Smith, V. (eds.) Children as Readers in Children’s Literature: The Power of Text and the Importance of Reading. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 41-51. ISBN 9781138806696

2014

McAdam, J. E., Arizpe, E., Devlin, A. M., Farrell, M. and Farrar, J. (2014) Journeys from Images to Words. Project Report. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Arizpe, E., Colomer, T., Martínez-Roldán, C., Bagelman, C., Belloran, B., Farrell, M., Fittipaldi, M., Grilli, G., Manresa, A.M., McAdam, J., Real, N. and Terrusi, M. (2014) Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives: An international inquiry with immigrant children and 'The Arrival'. Bloomsbury Academic: London. ISBN 9781780937762

Arizpe, E., Bagelman, C., Devlin, A. M., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. E. (2014) Visualizing intercultural literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image-based approach. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 304-321. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.903056)

Farrell, M. and Pate, A. G. (2014) Planning for learning and teaching in the primary classroom. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

2013

Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2013) Opening the classroom door to children’s literature: a review of research. In: Hall, K., Cremin, T., Comber, B. and Moll, L. (eds.) International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture. John Wiley & Sons: London, UK, pp. 241-257. ISBN 9780470975978

Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (Eds.) (2013) Picturebooks: Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415814188

Farrell, M. (2013) Striking teachers: images of teachers in Scottish children’s literature. In: McCluskey, R. and McKinney, S. J. (eds.) How "The Teacher" is Presented in Literature, History, Religion, and the Arts: cross-cultural analysis of a stereotype. Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY, pp. 55-65. ISBN 9780773445208

2012

Arizpe, E., McAdam, J., Farrell, M. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Journeys from Images to Words: evaluating a collaborative visual approach to literacy research and pedagogy. In: 48th International Conference of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, University of Leicester, 6-8 July 2012,

2011

Farrell, M.A. (2011) "Jings! Crivens! Help Ma Boab!": it's a Scottish picturebook. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 17(2), pp. 176-188. (doi:10.1080/13614541.2011.624950)

2010

Farrell, M., Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2010) Journeys across visual borders: Annotated spreads of 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan as a method of understanding pupils' creation of meaning through visual images. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 33(3), pp. 198-210.

Farrell, M. (2010) Miss, is this a real book? Bottle Imp, 2010(7),

2009

Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2009) Visual connections: immigrant and non-immigrant pupils create a reading community around a wordless picturebook. In: United Kingdom Literacy Association 45th International Conference: Making Connections: Building literate communities in and beyond the classroom, London, July 2009,

Farrell, M. (2009) Singing in a new world: Scotland - hopeless schizophrenic or cosmopolitan post nation? In: Children's Literature and Cultural Diversity: 19th Biennial Congress of the IRSCL, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 8-12 Aug 2009,

Farrell, M. (2009) The ballads of Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer: transformations and transcriptions. In: Poetry and Childhood Conference, British Library, London, UK, 20-21 April 2009,

Niven, L. and Farrell, M. (2009) Addressing the Bard: Learning Ideas. Other. Scottish Poetry Library / Learning and Teaching Scotland.

2008

Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2008) Journeys across visual borders with The Arrival by Shaun Tan. In: SERA International Conference, Perth, (Unpublished)

2007

Farrell, M.A. (2007) 'To see oursels as others see us': the imaging of children in a selection of Scottish children's historical fiction. Journal of Children's Literature Studies, 4(2), pp. 37-53.

2006

Farrell, M. (2006) The lost boys and girls of Scottish children's fiction. In: Brown, I., Clancy, T., Manning, S. and Pittock, M. (eds.) Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 198-206. ISBN 9780748624829

This list was generated on Thu Aug 17 20:44:29 2017 BST.
Number of items: 20.

Articles

Arizpe, E., Bagelman, C., Devlin, A. M., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. E. (2014) Visualizing intercultural literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image-based approach. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 304-321. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.903056)

Farrell, M.A. (2011) "Jings! Crivens! Help Ma Boab!": it's a Scottish picturebook. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 17(2), pp. 176-188. (doi:10.1080/13614541.2011.624950)

Farrell, M., Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2010) Journeys across visual borders: Annotated spreads of 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan as a method of understanding pupils' creation of meaning through visual images. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 33(3), pp. 198-210.

Farrell, M. (2010) Miss, is this a real book? Bottle Imp, 2010(7),

Farrell, M.A. (2007) 'To see oursels as others see us': the imaging of children in a selection of Scottish children's historical fiction. Journal of Children's Literature Studies, 4(2), pp. 37-53.

Books

Arizpe, E., Colomer, T., Martínez-Roldán, C., Bagelman, C., Belloran, B., Farrell, M., Fittipaldi, M., Grilli, G., Manresa, A.M., McAdam, J., Real, N. and Terrusi, M. (2014) Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives: An international inquiry with immigrant children and 'The Arrival'. Bloomsbury Academic: London. ISBN 9781780937762

Book Sections

Arizpe, E., Bagelman, C., Devlin, A.M., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J.E. (2015) Visualizing intercultural Literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image based approach. In: Phipps, A. and Kay, R. (eds.) Languages in Migratory Settings: Place, Politics and Aesthetics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138911970

Farrell, M. (2015) Spellbinding books in young adult fantasy fiction. In: Arizpe, E. and Smith, V. (eds.) Children as Readers in Children’s Literature: The Power of Text and the Importance of Reading. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 41-51. ISBN 9781138806696

Farrell, M. and Pate, A. G. (2014) Planning for learning and teaching in the primary classroom. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2013) Opening the classroom door to children’s literature: a review of research. In: Hall, K., Cremin, T., Comber, B. and Moll, L. (eds.) International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture. John Wiley & Sons: London, UK, pp. 241-257. ISBN 9780470975978

Farrell, M. (2013) Striking teachers: images of teachers in Scottish children’s literature. In: McCluskey, R. and McKinney, S. J. (eds.) How "The Teacher" is Presented in Literature, History, Religion, and the Arts: cross-cultural analysis of a stereotype. Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY, pp. 55-65. ISBN 9780773445208

Farrell, M. (2006) The lost boys and girls of Scottish children's fiction. In: Brown, I., Clancy, T., Manning, S. and Pittock, M. (eds.) Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 198-206. ISBN 9780748624829

Edited Books

Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (Eds.) (2013) Picturebooks: Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415814188

Research Reports or Papers

McAdam, J. E., Arizpe, E., Devlin, A. M., Farrell, M. and Farrar, J. (2014) Journeys from Images to Words. Project Report. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Niven, L. and Farrell, M. (2009) Addressing the Bard: Learning Ideas. Other. Scottish Poetry Library / Learning and Teaching Scotland.

Conference Proceedings

Arizpe, E., McAdam, J., Farrell, M. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Journeys from Images to Words: evaluating a collaborative visual approach to literacy research and pedagogy. In: 48th International Conference of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, University of Leicester, 6-8 July 2012,

Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2009) Visual connections: immigrant and non-immigrant pupils create a reading community around a wordless picturebook. In: United Kingdom Literacy Association 45th International Conference: Making Connections: Building literate communities in and beyond the classroom, London, July 2009,

Farrell, M. (2009) Singing in a new world: Scotland - hopeless schizophrenic or cosmopolitan post nation? In: Children's Literature and Cultural Diversity: 19th Biennial Congress of the IRSCL, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 8-12 Aug 2009,

Farrell, M. (2009) The ballads of Tam Lin and Thomas the Rhymer: transformations and transcriptions. In: Poetry and Childhood Conference, British Library, London, UK, 20-21 April 2009,

Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2008) Journeys across visual borders with The Arrival by Shaun Tan. In: SERA International Conference, Perth, (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Thu Aug 17 20:44:29 2017 BST.