Publications

Books

Unsworth, L. & Thomas, A. (Eds.) (2014). English teaching and new literacies pedagogy: Interpreting and authoring digital multimedia narratives. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, A. (2007). Youth online: Identity and literacy in the digital age. New York: Peter Lang.

Unsworth, L., Thomas, A., Simpson, A, & Asha, J. (2005). Children’s literature and computer-based teaching. UK: Open University Press.

 

Book Chapters

Thomas, A. (2014). Using contemporary picture books to explore the concept of intermodal complementarity. In: L. Unsworth & A. Thomas (Eds.). English teaching and new literacies pedagogy: Interpreting and authoring digital multimedia narratives. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, A. (2014). Digital fiction. In: L. Unsworth & A. Thomas (Eds.). English teaching and new literacies pedagogy: Interpreting and authoring digital multimedia narratives. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, A., Ely-Harper, K. & Richards, K. (2014). Virtual Macbeth: Using virtual worlds to explore literary texts. In: L. Unsworth & A. Thomas (Eds.). English teaching and new literacies pedagogy: Interpreting and authoring digital multimedia narratives. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, A. & Chinthammit, W. (2014). Augmented Reality in the English Classroom. In: L. Unsworth & A. Thomas (Eds.). English teaching and new literacies pedagogy: Interpreting and authoring digital multimedia narratives. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, A., White, J. & Lippis, R. (2014). Teaching Inanimate Alice. In: L. Unsworth & A. Thomas (Eds.). English teaching and new literacies pedagogy: Interpreting and authoring digital multimedia narratives. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, A. (2014). Intermodal complementarity and social critical literacy in children’s multimodal texts. In: E. Djonov & S. Zhao (Eds.). Critical multimodal studies of popular culture. London: Routledge.

Thomas, A. (2013). Youth participation: Learning and growth in the forum. In: M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds.). A new literacies reader. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, D. P., Thomas, A., & Moltow, D. (2013). Engaged young writers: Dialogic choices beyond NAPLAN. In N. Fitzallen, R. Reaburn, & S. Fan. (Eds.). The future of educational research: Perspectives from beginning researchers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Thomas, D., Thomas A. & Fluck, A. (2011). Enhancing pedagogy with mLearning. In: Le, T. & Le, Q. (Eds.). Technologies for enhancing pedagogy, engagement and empowerment in education: Creating learning-friendly environments. Pennsylvania, US: IGI Global.

Paltridge, B., Thomas A. & Liu, J. (2011). Genre, Performance and Sex and the City. In: Piazza, R., Rossi, F. & Bednarek, M. (Eds.). Telecinematic discourse: An introduction to fictional constructed drama and television. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Thomas, A. & Tarfuno, N. (2010). Stop motion animation. In: Knobel, M. and Lankshear, C. (Eds.). DIY media: Digital literacies and learning through popular cultural production. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, A. (2008). Machinima: Composing 3D Multimedia Narratives. In: Unsworth, L. (Ed). New literacies and the English curriculum: Multimodal Perspectives. London: Continuum.

Thomas, A. (2008). Culture, community and citizenship in cyberspace. In: Lankshear, C., Knobel, M., Leu, D. & Cairo, J. (Eds.). The handbook of new literacies research. New York: Erlbaum.

Thomas, A. (2007). Blurring and breaking through the boundaries of narrative, literacy and identity in adolescent fanfiction. In: Knobel, M. & Lankshear, C. (Eds.). New literacies sampler. New York: Peter Lang.

Thomas, A. (2006). Fictional blogging. In: Bruns, A. &  Jacobs, J. (Eds.). Uses of blogs. New York: Peter Lang.

Dudfield, A. (1999). Literacies online: What’s new?’. In Falk, I. & Hiller, C. (Eds.). Language, culture and work: Teaching for cultural diversity. Language Australia: Tasmanian Node, Launceston.

 

Journal Articles

Thomas, A. (2016). Enhancing understandings of the literary element of character using elements from Systemic Functional Linguistics. English in Australia. (forthcoming)

Thomas, D. P., Thomas, A., & Moltow, D. T. (2015). Evaluative stance in high achieving Year 3 persuasive texts. Linguistics and Education. Volume 30, June 2015, pp. 26–41.

Thomas, A. (2011). Children’s writing goes 3D: A case study of one school’s journey into multimodal authoring. Learning, Media and Technology. EJ ISSN 1743-9884.

Thomas, A. (2011). Developing a transformative digital literacies pedagogy. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. 6 (1-2) pp. 89-101.

Thomas, A. (2006). Fan fiction online: Engagement, critical response and affective play through writing. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 226-239.

Thomas, A. (2006). “MSN was the next big thing after beanie babies”: Children’s virtual experiences as an interface to their everyday lives. E-Learning. Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 126-142.

Thomas, A. (2005). Children online: Learning in a virtual community of practice. For: E-Learning, Vol 2, No. 1. pp. 27-38.

Thomas, A. (2004). Digital literacies of the cybergirl For: E-Learning, Vol 1, No. 3. pp. 358-382.

Unsworth, L., Thomas, A., & Bush, R. (2004). The role of images and image-text relations in group ‘basic skills tests’ of literacy for children in the primary school years. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. Vol. 27, No. 1, pp.46-65.

Thomas, A. (2001). The cyber child. disClosure – a journal of social theory Childhood. 10th anniversary issue, pp. 143 – 175, Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Publishing Services.

Thomas, A. (2000). Textual constructions of children’s online identity. CyberPsychology and Behavior, Special issue: ‘Case Studies in Cyberspace’, Volume 3, Number 4, pp. 665-672. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New York.

Dudfield, A. (1999). Literacy and cyberculture, Reading Online, an electronic journal of the International Reading Association. http: //www.readingonline.org/articles/dudfield.

Dudfield, A. (1998). Cyberliteracies: Implications for education. On-CALL, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 25-34.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Thomas, A. (2012). Remediating English pedagogy: Nurturing immersive, complex and creative literary experiences for students in contemporary times. Remediating the social. Edinburgh, Scotland. November 1-3.

Chinthammit, W., & Thomas, A. (2012). iFiction: Mobile technology, new media, mixed reality and literary creativity in English teaching. ISMAR2012 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2012 (Vol. 1, pp. 39-45).

Thomas, D. P., & Thomas, A. (2012). “I rest my case”: Linguistic resources used by successful young writers of persuasive texts. Proceedings of the 39th International Systemic Functional Congress. Sydney. Retrieved from http: //www.isfla.org/Systemics/Conferences/ISFC39_2012_proceedings.pdf. pp. 69-74.

Gregory, B., Gregory, S., Wood, D., Masters, Y., Hillier, M., Stokes-Thompson, F., Bogdanovych, A., Butler, D., Hay, L., Jegathesan., J.J., Flintoff, K., Schutt, S., Linegar, D., Alderton, R., Cram, A., Stupans, I., McKeown Orwin, L., Meredith, G., McCormick, D., Collins, F., Grenfell, J., Zagami, J., Ellis, A., Jacka, L., Campbell, J., Larson, I., Fluck, A., Thomas, A., Farley, F., Muldoon, N., Abbas, A., Sinnappan, S., Neville, K., Burnett, I., Aitken, A., Simoff , S., Scutter, S., Wang, X., Souter, K., Ellis, D., Salomon, M.,Wadley, G., Jacobson, M., Newstead, A., Hayes, G., Grant, S., Yusupova, A. (2011). How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds? In G. Williams, N. Brown, & B. Cleland (Eds.), Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011. Presented at the ascilite 2011, Hobart. 2011 (pp. TBA). http: //www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/hobart11/procs/bgregory.pdf

Gregory, S., Lee, M., Ellis, A., Gregory, B., Wood, D., Hillier, M., Campbell, M., Grenfell, J., Pace, S., Farley, H., Thomas, AA., Cram, A., Sinnappan, S., Smith, K.,  Hay, L., Kennedy-Clark, S., Warren, I., Grant, S., Craven, D., Dreher, H., Matthews, C., Murdoch, D and McKeown, L. (2010). Australian higher education institutions transforming the future of teaching and learning through 3D virtual worlds, Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future, December 5 – 8 2010, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 399-415. ISBN 978-1-74272-016-6

Thomas, A. (2007). Pleasure, play, participation and promise: Socio-emotional dimensions of digital culture which are transforming the shape of new media literacies. For: New Media Consortium Summer Conference Proceedings.

Thomas, A. (2005). Positioning the reader: The affordances of digital fiction. For: Reading the Past, Writing the Future. Brisbane, Queensland Council for Adult Literacy Inc. pp.24-33

Thomas, A. (2005). Blog fiction and the narrative identities of adolescent girls. For: Blogtalk Downunder Conference. Sydney, 2005.

Walkerdine, V., Thomas, A. & Studdert, D. (2001). Young children and video games: a qualitative study. Proceedings of the Children in the Media conference. Sydney, Australia.

Thomas, A. & Walkerdine, V. (2000). Girls and computer games. Proceedings of the ‘4th European Feminist Research Conference. Bologna, Italy.

Thomas, A. & Walkerdine, V. (2000. The girl as a cyberchild. Proceedings of the Association of Internet Researchers’ Conference. Kansas, US.

Walkerdine, V., Thomas, A. & Studdert, D. (2000). Young children and video games: dangerous pleasures and pleasurable dangers. 2nd Biennial Complex Systems Summer School (CSSS). New Zealand.

Dudfield, A. & Walkerdine, V. (1999). The child as a gaming subject. Proceedings of ‘Research in Childhood, Sociology Culture and History’ Conference.  Denmark.

Dudfield, A. and Walkerdine, V. (1999). Children and cyberspace: Childhood and computer games at the end of the millennium. Proceedings of the Cybersociety Conference. University of Northumberland, UK.

Walkerdine, V., Dudfield, A. & Studdert, D. (1999). Sex and violence: regulating childhood at the end of the millennium. Proceedings of the International Invited Conference on Childhood. University of Odense, Denmark.

Dudfield, A. (1998). Social capital in cyberspace. Proceedings of the Learning Communities, Regional Sustainability and the Learning Society International Symposium. Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, Launceston, pp. 94-100.

 

Conference Papers

Thomas, A. (2016/forthcoming/invited plenary speaker). TBA. 51st Regional Language Centre (RELC) Conference, Singapore. March 2016.

Thomas, A. (2015/forthcoming). Critical multimodal feminist approaches to the body in picture books and graphic novels. Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference. Brisbane. November 2015.

Thomas, A. (2015/forthcoming). Embodied shame in the graphic novel Jane, the Fox & me. International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) 2015 Conference, Worcester University. August 2015.

Thomas, A. (2014). Monstrous bodies in monstrous places: ‘Fairytales for Wilde girls’. The Revenant Past: Literature, Gothic, Place. English Teaching Symposium. Faculty of Education. University of Tasmania.  Port Arthur World Heritage Site. November 2014.

Thomas, A. (2014). Foul whisperings, strange matters: On constructing “the uncanny” in a virtual treatment of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR) Conference. Victoria. June/July 2014.

Thomas, A. & Wilson, W. (2014). Melancholy, loneliness and shame as constructed in Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault’s graphic novel Jane, the fox & me. Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR) Conference. Victoria. June/July 2014.

Thomas, A. (2013/invited speaker). Digital Fiction. Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE) conference. Launceston. May 2013.

Thomas, A. (2012/invited speaker). Creativity and innovation in children’s digital narratives. Multimodal Authoring conference. ACTF, Melbourne. May, 2012.

Thomas, A. (2012). Remediating English Pedagogy: Nurturing immersive, complex and creative literary experiences for students in contemporary times. Remediating the Social. Edinburgh, Scotland. November 1-3.

Thomas, A. (2011). Digital Fiction and Multimodal Authoring in the English Classroom. Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) conference. Melbourne.

Thomas, A. (2011). Points of Difference: Humour, Pathos and Irony in Children’s Multimodal Texts. Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics (ASFLA) Conference. Armidale, UNE.

Thomas, A. (2011). Using Virtual Worlds to Enhance Teaching. Dublin City University Seminar. Dublin, Ireland.

Thomas, A. (2010). Children’s Writing Goes 3D: A case of one school’s journey into multimodal authoring. For: Fifth International Conference on Multimodality (5ICOM). Sydney, Australia.

Thomas, A. (2010). Children’s Multimodal Authoring. For: Education Research Seminars 2010. University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania.

Thomas, A. (2010). Virtual Worlds: Are we there yet? For: Southern Worlds conference. Hobart, Tasmania.

Thomas, A. (2010). Virtual Macbeth. For: Game On 2.0 Lecture Series. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.

Thomas, A. (2010). Digital Literacy: The state of play. For: NMC Summer conference 2010. Los Angeles, USA.

Thomas, A. (2009). Inside the mind of Macbeth: Understanding and interpreting literary worlds in a virtual environment. 45th UKLA International Conference. Greenwich, UK. July, 2009.

Thomas, A. (2007). ‘Don’t hate me because my avatar is beautiful’: Discourses of Femininity and the Body in Second Life. Discourses and Cultural Practices Conference. UTS, Sydney, December, 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). The Transforming Potential of New Technologies in Middle Years Literacy. For: Middle Years Literacy Project Symposium. Melbourne, November 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). Play and Identity in Digital Spaces. For: Go Virtual! Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds for VET. NSW LearnScope 2007. Second Life/Wollongong, September 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). Digital Fiction. For: Futures Directions in Literacy Conference. Sydney, September 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). Creative Identity Play. For: NMC Creativity in Second Life Symposium. Second Life, August 2007.

Thomas, A. and Flintoff, K. (2007). Creative Pedagogy. For: NMC Creativity in Second Life Symposium. Second Life, August 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). Second Life Education Panel Participant. For: NMC Creativity in Second Life Symposium. Second Life, August 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). Second Life Panel Discussant: “This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Classroom For Sure: Serious(ly Fun) Living and Learning in the Virtual World of Second Life”. For: ECAR 2007 Summer Symposium. Boulder, Colorado. June 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). Pleasure, Play, Participation and Promise: Socio-emotional dimensions of digital culture which are transforming the shape of new media literacies. For: NMC Spring Conference. Indianapolis. June, 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). Machinima as Multimodal Digital Storytelling. For: Language in Education Seminar Series. Sydney. April, 2007.

Thomas, A. (2007). Evocative Spaces and Aesthetic Grabs: How youtube and video blogging are redefining self expression. For: NMC Online Conference on the Convergence of Web Culture and Video. Online. March, 2007.

Kinzer, C. and Thomas, A. (2007). Embodiment in Virtual Environments: Exploring Literacies, Identity, Research, and Community. For: National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research Conference. Tennessee/Online. February, 2007.

Thomas, A. (2006). The Avatar as Communication. For: New Media Consortium’s Impact of Digital Media Symposium. Online. October, 2006.

Thomas, A. (2006). The Machinima Explosion and its Transforming Potential for Innovation in Literacy Education with Frontier Technologies. For: Australian Systemic Linguistics Conference. Armidale. September, 2006.

Thomas, A. (2005). Blurring and Breaking through the Boundaries of Narrative, Literacy and Identity in Adolescent FanFiction. For: National Reading Conference. Miami. December, 2005.

Thomas, A. (2005). Collaborative Online Fan Fiction. For: International Systemic Functional Congress 2005 (ISFC) Conference. Sydney. July, 2005.

Thomas, A. (2005). Positioning the Reader: The affordances of digital fiction. For: Reading the Past, Writing the Future. Brisbane, Queensland Council for Adult Literacy Inc. pp.24-33

Thomas, A. (2005). Blog Fiction and the Narrative Identities of Adolescent Girls. For: Blogtalk Downunder Conference. Sydney. May, 2005.

Thomas, A. (2004). E-Selves: Understanding children’s online identity construction. For: Systemic Functional Grammar Seminar Series. Sydney, 2004.

Thomas, A. (2004). ‘Middle Earth Meets the Matrix’. Paper presented at Quality Learning Conference. University of Sydney. Sydney, 2004.

Thomas, A., & Unsworth, L. (2002). ‘ELLIE (Electronic Literature and Literacies in International Education): e-volving forms of e-literature for children and online literacy practices’, paper presented at an International symposium: Symposium on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Contexts., University of Waikato, New Zealand, December 2002.

Thomas, A. (2002). Multiliteracies: Using Electronic Literature and Multimodal Texts in the Classroom. Paper presented by invitation as a keynote speaker at a conference titled: Literacy and Numeracy Conference: Planning for Diversity. Catholic Education, Brisbane, September 2002.

Thomas, A. (2002). e-literature, e-games and e-toys: the constructions of new narratives in multimodal, digital contexts. Paper presented by invitation at an education seminar for teachers: New Literacies in New Times. DET Education, Sydney, July 2002.

Thomas, A. (2001). Constructing narrative online: from the mud to the palace. Paper presented by invitation as a plenary speaker at a conference titled: Literature and Literacy Teaching – Multimodal conventional and computer-based texts in K-12 classrooms. University of Sydney, July 2001.

Thomas, A. (2000). Cyberliteracies: Lessons from a class in Quebec. Paper presented by invitation as a plenary speaker at a conference titled: Multiliteracies in the classroom, University of Sydney, July 2000.

Dudfield, A. (1999). Exploring cyberliteracies. Paper presented by invitation as a plenary speaker at a conference titled: Information Technology, Multi-media & School Literacies: Exploring visual and verbal grammar in the classroom, University of Sydney, July 1999.

Creative Works

Thomas, A. & Chinthammit, W. (2012). iFiction. [Mobile augmented reality application]. University of Tasmania.

Thomas, A. (2009). Persephone. [Island in the virtual world of Second Life]. Retrieved from http: //secondlife.com

Thomas, A., Richards, K. & Ely-Harper, K. (2008). Virtual Macbeth. [Island in the virtual world of Second Life]. Retrieved from http: //slurl.com/secondlife/Macbeth/44/54/54