1st Edition

Arts-Based Research Across Visual Media in Education Expanding Visual Epistemology - Volume 2

Edited By Jason DeHart, Peaches Hash Copyright 2024
    180 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    180 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In company with its sister volume, this book explores arts-based approaches to research across media, including film and comics-related material, from a variety of geographic locations and across a range of subdisciplines within the field of education. This second volume has a focus exclusively on visual output and image-based research and methods.

    The book aims to highlight some of the approaches that are not always centered in arts-based research. The visual takes center stage as authors lead with comics-based representations, among other forms of arts-based inquiry. These chapters follow on from the first collection and serve to expand thinking about merging creative methods with analysis and exploration in the world of education. From mixtapes to the curatorial, these chapters showcase the ways in which scholars explore the multitude of human experiences. This second volume covers, among other topics: comics in qualitative research, visual journaling, multimodal fieldnotes and discourse, and creative visual outputs.

    It is suitable reading for graduate students and scholars interested in qualitative inquiry and arts-based methods, in education and the social sciences.

     Introduction: The Words (and Images) Mean Me

    Jason D. DeHart

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


    Volume II, Section I: Comics and Static Visuals


    Chapter 1 

    Clearer and clearer and clearer still: The promise and providence of comics-based research methods in education

    Sally Campbell Pirie, PhD

    University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    Chapter 2 

    Classroom Marvels: Exploring Comics in Middle School Literacy Instruction

    Jason D. DeHart, PhD, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Adam Pyles, Hardin Park Elementary, Boone, NC


    Chapter 3

    What Drawing Can Lead Us to See: Drawing Cartoons with Student Researchers

    Tesni Ellis

    York University


    Chapter 4

    Bringing Children’s Play into Literacy Events: Critical Multimodal Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding

    Rachel Skrlac Lo

    Angela M. Wiseman

    NC State University


    Chapter 5

    Visual Critical Topography in Comics Worlds

    Jason D. DeHart, PhD

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Volume II, Section II: Journals and Notes in the Field


    Chapter 6

    Visual Journaling as Method

    Theresa Redmond

    Appalachian State University


    Chapter 7

    Through the Looking-glass: Creating and Reading Multimodal Fieldnotes 

    Suriati Abas

    State University of New York College at Oneonta


    Volume II, Section III: Exploring (Even) Further Methods


    Chapter 8

    When a Single Song Just Won’t Do: The Mixtape as Research Methodology

    René Saldaña, Ph.D.

    Texas Tech University

    Elizabeth Stewart

    Texas Tech University


    Chapter 9

    What the Concepts of Curating and the Curatorial Can Do

    Ran Xiang

    University of British Columbia


    Chapter 10

    Resilience and Solidarity Building on Instagram: Exploring Art, Activism, and Participatory Analysis with Indigenous Peoples and 2SLGBTQ+ Youth in the Wabanaki Confederacy 

    Casey Burkholder, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

    Starlit Simon, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton


    Jason D. DeHart is a writer, researcher, and teacher who currently lives in North Carolina. DeHart earned his PhD in Literacy Studies from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2019. He has written widely about the use of comics in classroom work and in research; additionally, DeHart writes about the use of film and media. He has served as a middle school, high school, and university-level teacher. He is also the coeditor of two Routledge volumes, Teaching Challenged and Challenging Topics in Diverse and Inclusive Literature: Addressing the Taboo in the English Classroom (2023) and Connecting Theory and Practice in Middle School Literacy: Critical Conversations (2021).

    Peaches Hash, Ed.D., is currently a lecturer within Appalachian State University’s Department of English and an English teacher for Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth. Her research interests include expressive arts, arts-based educational research, composition studies, and gifted education.

    'Editor Jason DeHart assembles an impressive array of contributors for this unique collection of arts-based research resources. The chapters address the spectrum of artistic modalities from poetry to music, from comics to movement, and from ethnodrama to visual art. A diverse range of scholars bring their contemporary, experiential voices to their stories, writing with insight, passion, humor, and vulnerability. Qualitative researchers from multiple disciplines will find the two-volume Arts-Based Research Across Textual/Visual Media in Education a valuable and inspirational reference for creative approaches to social inquiry.'

    Johnny Saldaña, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University