Professor Uta Papen

Professor of Literacy Studies

Current Teaching

In 2017-18, I am teaching the following modules

FASS 522 Ethics in Social Science and Humanities Research

FASS 611d Ethnography and participant observation (distance module)

FASS 618 The viva: tragedy or triumph?

LING 319 Schools volunteering module

Writing retreats as a milestone in the development of PhD students sense of self as academic writers
Papen, U., Theriault, V. 06/2018 In: Studies in Continuing Education. 40, 2, p. 166-180. 15 p.
Journal article

Hymns, prayers and Bible stories: the role of religious literacy practices in children's literacy learning
Papen, U. 01/2018 In: Ethnography and Education. 13, 1, p. 119-134. 16 p.
Journal article

Policy Report on “Peer to Peer Deaf Literacy” (P2PDL)
Bhattacharya, T., Fan, H.R., Gillen, J., Mathew, S., Panda, S., Papen, U., Randhawa, S., Tusting, K., Waller, D., Webster, J., Zeshan, U. 8/11/2017
Other contribution

Discourse analysis and ethnographic fieldwork
Papen, U. 03/2017 In: Handbuch Diskurs. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter ISBN: 9783110296082.

Summary Report on "Literacy development with deaf communities using sign language, peer tuition, and learner-generated online content: sustainable educational innovation”
Zeshan, U., Huhua Fan, R., Gillen, J., Panda, S., Papen, U., Tusting, K.P., Waller, D., Webster, J. 24/10/2016 Preston : University of Central Lancashire.
Other report

Youth workers as literacy mediators: supporting young people's learning about institutional literacy practices
Papen, U., Theriault, V. 09/2016 In: Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 60, 2, p. 185-193. 9 p.
Journal article

Peer to peer deaf literacy: working with young deaf people and peer tutors in India
Gillen, J., Panda, S., Papen, U., Zeshan, U. 30/07/2016 In: Language and Language Teaching. 5, 10, p. 1-7. 7 p.
Journal article

Literacy and education: policy, practice and public opinion
Papen, U. 08/2015 London : Routledge. 204 p. ISBN: 9780415725620.

Literacy development with deaf communities in India: designing a sustainable educational innovation
Gillen, J., Papen, U., Zeshan, U., Panda, S. 07/2015
Conference paper

Signs in cities: the discursive production and commodification of urban spaces
Papen, U. 2015 In: Sociolinguistic Studies. 9, 1, p. 1-26. 26 p.
Journal article

Conceptualising information literacy as social practice: a study of pregnant women’s information practices
Papen, U. 15/06/2013 In: Information Research. 18, 2
Journal article

Dialogue reflexif sur les etudes quebecoises de la litteratie, le regard des New Literacy Studies
Papen, U., Collette, K. 2013 In: Globe: Revue Internationale d'Etudes Quebecoises. 16, 1, p. 133-159. 27 p.
Journal article

'Je ne pourrais pas me depasser d'elle': le role des mediateurs de l'ecrit dans le contexte de soin de sante
Papen, U. 10/2012 In: Ecrire, lire et apprendre a l'age adulte. Laval : Presses de L'Universite Laval p. 23-45. 23 p. ISBN: 978-2-7637-1545-2.

Literacy and globalization: reading and writing in times of social and cultural change
Papen, U. 10/2012 London : Routledge. 224 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-64973-5. Electronic ISBN: Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203016084.

Informal, incidental and ad hoc: the information seeking and learning strategies of health care patients
Papen, U. 03/2012 In: Language and Education. 26, 2, p. 105-121. 17 p.
Journal article

Commercial discourses, gentrification and citizens' protest: the linguistic landscape of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Papen, U. 02/2012 In: Journal of Sociolinguistics. 16, 1, p. 56-81. 26 p.
Journal article

Literacy mediators, scribes or brokers? : the central role of others in accomplishing reading and writing.
Papen, U. 09/2010 In: Langage et Societe. 133, 3, p. 63-82. 20 p.
Journal article

The anthropology of writing : understanding textually-mediated social worlds.
Barton, D., Papen, U. 05/2010 London : Continuum. 256 p. ISBN: 978-1441108852.

What is the anthropology of writing?
Barton, D., Papen, U. 05/2010 In: The Anthropology of Writing. Understanding textually-mediated worlds. London : Continuum p. 3-33. 31 p. ISBN: 978-1441108852.

Writing in health care contexts : patients, power and medical knowledge
Papen, U. 05/2010 In: The Anthropology of Writing. Understanding textually-mediated worlds. London : Continuum p. 145-169. 25 p. ISBN: 978-1441108852.

New technologies : literacies in cyberspace.
Papen, U. 05/2009 In: English Language : Description, Variation and Context. Houndmills : Palgrave 718 p. ISBN: 9781403945891.

Literacy, learning and health - a social practices view of health literacu
Papen, U. 2009 In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies. Vol 16, No 2 &, p. 19-35. 17 p.
Journal article

Literacy, learning and health : a social practices view of health literacy.
Papen, U. 2009 In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies. 16, 2, p. 19-34. 16 p.
Journal article

Literacy, learning and health : research report.
Papen, U., Walters, S. 31/10/2008 London : NRDC. 61 p. ISBN: 978-1-906395-03-2.

Understanding literacy and health: Literature review.
Papen, U. 31/10/2008 London : NRDC. 25 p.

Pregnancy starts with a literacy event: pregnancy and ante-natal care as texctually mediated social experiences.
Papen, U. 09/2008 In: Ethnography. 9, 3, p. 377-403. 27 p.
Journal article

Creativity in everyday literacy practices : the contribution of an ethnographic approach.
Papen, U., Tusting, K. 2008 In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies. 16, 1, p. 5-25. 21 p.
Journal article

Outside practices : the social practice theory of literacy.
Cuban, S., Hamilton, M., Barton, D., Papen, U., Reder, S. 04/2007
Conference paper

Literacy and globalization : reading and writing in times of social and cultural change
Papen, U. 2007 London : Routledge. 213 p. ISBN: 978-0415365048.

'Local literacy practices in Namibia: Creativity and constraint'.
Papen, U. 2006 In: The Art of English: Everyday Creativity. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 479 p. ISBN: 9781403985590.

Literacies, collaboration and context
Papen, U., Tusting, K. 2006 In: The Art of English. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 9781403985590.

Literacy and development: what works for whom? Or, how relevant is the social practices view of literacy for literacy education in developing countries?
Papen, U. 01/2005 In: International Journal of Educational Development. 25, 1, p. 5-17. 13 p.
Journal article

Adult literacy as social practice : more than skills.
Papen, U. 2005 London : Routledge. 160 p. ISBN: 0415353777.

Exclusive, ethno and eco: representations of culture and nature in tourism discourses in Namibia.
Papen, U. 2005 In: Discourse, communication and tourism. Clevedon : Channel View Publications 249 p. ISBN: 9781845410209.

Linking literacy programmes in developing countries and the UK.
Barton, D., Papen, U. 2005 London : National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. 100 p.

Reading the bible and shopping on credit: literacy practices and literacy learning in a township of Windhoek, Namibia.
Papen, U. 2005 In: Urban literacy. Hamburg : UNESCO Institute for Education 312 p. ISBN: 9282011453.

'Literacy and health: towards a methodology for investigating patients' participation in healthcare'.
Dray, S., Papen, U. 11/2004 In: Journal of Applied Linguistics. 1, 3, p. 311-332. 22 p.
Journal article