Book Talk: Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives, with Carmen Martinez-Roldan & Guests
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 09/01/2014
Uploaded: 11/05/2014
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Book Talks, Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: Children's Literature, graphic novels, immigrant students, wordless narratives

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Description/Abstract: Book Talk: Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives: An International Inquiry with Immigrant Children and The Arrival, with Carmen Martinez-Roldan and Guests, Monday, 9/22, 3:30-5pm


Join Carmen Martinez-Roldan and co-authors Evelyn Arizpe, Teresa Colomer, and Marcella Terrusi as they present their new book, Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives: An International Inquiry with Immigrant Children and The Arrival (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), which explores response strategies to Shaun Tan's The Arrival. Tan's work is a wordless graphic novel about a man who leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family. Findings with children from the UK, Spain, Italy and the USA demonstrate the value of using wordless narratives in education. With support for immigrant children’s understanding of literature and visual literacy, comes the sharing of experiences that enrich and transform teaching and learning.

Carmen Martínez-Roldan is an Associate Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on bilingual children’s biliteracy learning, specifically, how children construct meanings from texts and the contexts that mediate their interpretive processes. She has also conducted research on teacher and children’s learning in environments where online games and Latino children’s literature were available. Her research has been disseminated nationally and internationally. In 2012, Carmen received the Mid-Career Award for outstanding research in teaching and teacher education by Division K of the American Educational Research Association.

Joining us via Skype from Mexico is Dr. Evelyn Arzipe. Dr. Arzipe is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Glasgow and is the Programme Leader for the M.Ed. in Children’s Literature and Literacies. She has taught and published widely in the areas of literacies, reader-response to picture books and children’s literature, including Mexican children’s books. Evelyn’s publications include Children Reading Pictures: Interpreting Visual Texts and Reading Lessons from the Eighteenth Century both with Morag Styles. She also recently co-edited Picturebooks: Beyond Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture with Maureen Farrell and Julie McAdam.

A leading specialist in children's literature, Teresa Colomer and her team will share a short video from Spain. Dr. Colomer is a Professor at the Department of Language, Literature and Social Sciences Education at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She is the Director of the international MA on Books and Literature for Children and Youngsters, as well as the Director and Coordinator of the official interuniversity MA on School Library and Reading Promotion. She is also the Principal Investigator of the research group GRETEL.Teresa is the author of approximately 200 publications. She has received several international awards.

Contributing author Marcella Terrusi has a PhD in Children’s Literature and is a teacher of History of Picturebooks at Isia-Urbino (School of Art and Design) and a researcher with the Department of Quality Life at the University of Bologna. She is active in the Italian IBBY section (International Board on Books for Young People) and she participated in the Biennial of Bratislava International Jury as the Italian Member in 2009. She is author of Albi Illustrate. Leggere, Guardare, Nominare il Mando Nei Libri per L'infanzia, the first Italian monograph on picture books.

This book talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Assistant Professor of English Education, will introduce Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldan and guests.

Please rsvp with details via online support by Thursday, September 18th.

Where: 306 Russell: An International Inquiry with Immigrant Children and The Arrival, with Carmen Martinez-Roldan and Guests, Monday, 9/22, 3:30-5pm