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Dr. Tara Hyland-Russell

Dr. Tara Hyland-Russell
Associate Professor, English

Phone: (403) 254-3740
Tara.Hyland-Russell (at) stmu.ca
Office: A203
PhD English, University of Calgary
MA English, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
BA (Honours), English/Social Developmental Studies, University of Waterloo
Specialization/research interests: twentieth century literature, Aboriginal literature, life writing, transformative learning, Radical Humanities programs for marginalised learners, critical theory, narrative discourse, children's literature, folk and fairy tales.

WEBSITE: CALA: Canadian Applied Literature Association, Humanities 101
FEATURE ARTICLE: English Professor Blends Literature and Social Justice

Recent and Current Scholarly Activity
Book Chapters

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Aboriginal Novels in Canada.” Eds. Coral Ann Howells, Paul Sharrad, and Gerry Turcotte. Oxford History of the Novel in English, vol. 12. Forthcoming.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. “Crossing a Cultural Divide: Transgressing the Margins into Public Spaces to Foster Adult Learning.” Eds. Darlene Clover and K. Sanford. Lifelong Learning, the Arts and Creative Cultural Engagement in the Contemporary University. Manchester: Manchester: 2013: 42-53.


Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Riches from the poor: teaching humanities in the margins.” Ed. M. Alfred.  Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency: Constructing Pedagogies of Hope among Low-Income, Low Literate Adults. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2010: 29-47.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Swallowed Alive by the Grief Beast: An Autobiographics of Healing.” The Positive Psychology of Meaning & Spirituality. Eds. Paul Wong, Lilian Wong, Marvin McDonald and Derrick Klaassen. Abbotsford: International Network on Personal Meaning, 2007: 301-314.

Edited Book
Re-Rooting: At the Junction of Identity and Form in the Canadian Long Poem. Ed. Tara Hyland-Russell. Foreword Robert Kroetsch. Calgary: St. Mary’s University College Publications, 2005.

Articles and Papers
Hyland-Russell, Tara. “‘I will write to you with my eyes’: reflective text and image journals in the undergraduate classroom.” Studies in Higher Education, 2013:
DOI:10.1080/03075079.2013.777403

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “‘Reading is Where the Wild Things Are’: Negotiating a Learning Identity.” Researching Learning Lives: On discipline, inter-disciplinarity and imaginative imperatives in auto/biographical and narrative research. Annual ESREA Life History and Biography Network Group Conference Proceedings. (2013).

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. Marginalized Non-Traditional Adult Learners in Canada: Beyond Economics. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education. 24(1), 2011: 59-77.

Fraser, Wilma and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “The Wisdom of Sophia: Adult Educators and Adult Learners as Wisdom Seekers.” Eds. Elizabeth Tisdell and A. Swartz. Wisdom and Adult Education.  New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011: 25-34.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Humanities Professors on the Margins: Creating the Possibility for Transformative Learning.” Journal of Transformative Education 8(4), 2010: 223-245.

Fraser, Wilma. and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “In Search of Sophia.” Wisdom and Knowledge in Researching and Learning Lives: Diversity, Difference and Commonalities.  Proceedings of the European Society for Research in the Education of Adults (ESREA) A/B Network. Ed. Laura Formenti. Milan: Centro Studi “Ettore Gelpi”. http://www.formazione.unimib.it/DATA/hot/600/fraser-%20russell%20-%20in%20search%20of%20sophia.pdf

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. “Authenticity: Honouring Self and Others in Practice. “Thinking Beyond Borders: Global Ideas, Global Values: Proceedings of National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE)/ L’Association Canadienne Pour L’Etude de L’education des adultes (ACEEA) 27th Conference. Eds. Janet Groen and Shibao Guo. 2008: 152-158.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. “Risky Business: Plato for the Poor.” Community-University Partnerships: Connecting for Change, Proceedings of the Third International Community-University Exposition (CUexpo 2008). Eds. Darlene Clover and Catherine McGregor. 2008: 123-127.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. “What are we willing to risk?`: Social justice and the role of post-secondary institutions in non-traditional adult learning.” Proceedings of the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults. 2007. Belfast. IR: 221-228.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. "Radical Humanities: Riches of Learning for Disenfranchised Adult Learners." Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning. Cape Town, South Africa, 2007: 291-296.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “One Size Fits All? Reflecting on local planning processes among three iterations of the “Clemente” program. Proceedings of the International Adult Education Conference: AERC/CASAE: Halifax, NS. 2007: 259-264.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Transitions to Transformation? The Bumpy Road to Accessing Post-Secondary Learning for Students of the Storefront 101 Program.” Proceedings of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Toronto: May 2006, 102-107.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Bookworks and Sculpture by Lise Melhorn-Boe.” Artists’ Book Reviews Autumn 2005, 21: 4-5.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Scriptotherapy.” Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography, Vol. 2. Eds. Victoria Boynton and Jo Malin. Connecticut: Greenwood P, 2005:503-505.  

Hyland-Russell, Tara. "Creative Meaning-Making: Reading the Bookworks of Lise Melhom-Boe." JAB: Journal of Artists' Books (Spring 1999): 11-15.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. "Storyteller as Mediator, Disseminator and Role Model in the Implementation of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences." The Power of the Story: Proceedings of the 1st Annual Storytelling Symposium at UCCB.  Ed.  Afra Kavanagh.  Sydney, Nova Scotia.  UCCB Press 1998: 41-49.

Reports
Hyland-Russell, Tara. Humanities 101: An Odyssey. Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2010.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. Radical Humanities: A Pathway Toward Transformational Learning for Marginalized Non-traditional Adult Learners. The Canadian Council on Learning. 2009.
http://www.ccl-cca.ca/ccl/Research/FundedResearch/201009GroenHyland-RussellRadicalHumanities.html

Reviews
Companionship in Grief: Love and Loss in the Memoirs of C. S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin, by Jeffrey Breman. (review). Biography: 35.2 (Spring): 405–407.

Leylines of My Flesh, by Vivian Hansen. (review). Canadian Ethnic Studies. April 2003, 35.1: 211-213.

The Voice of the Mother: Embedded Maternal Narratives in Twentieth-Century Women’s Autobiographies, by Jo Malin. (review). Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Litterature Comparee. Sept 2002, 29.2-3: 256-261.

The Intimate Empire: Reading Women's Autobiography, by Gillian Whitlock. (review). Ariel. April 2001, 32.2: 191-19

Websites
“Radical Humanities.” With Janet Groen. http://www.radicalhumanities.ucalgary.ca/

"Writing Canada into the Millenium: Canadian Poets Online." With Russ Rickey and Roger Davis.    http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/faculties/HUM/ENGL/canada/4.

Art Catalogues
“Sometimes You’ve Got to Wake up the Frog: Bookworks by Lise Melhorn-Boe.” June – August 2005, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario.
 
"Phantasmagoric Imaginative: Femme by Vicki Myers." Sept. 2004. The Woman's Show at Room 2 Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.

"Telling Tales? Telling Lives: Quest for Meaning in the Fairy Tales and Family Fables of Lise Melhorn-Boe." June 2003. Shawnessy Public Library, St. Mary's College Library, and Special Collections, MacKimmie Library, University of Calgary, Alberta.

Creative Work
“Alberta by Numbers.” regular column for Alberta Views, 1999-2000.

"The Parsleyed Bed." Necessary Fiction. 1.3 (1997): 27-31.

"Under the Pear Tree." Writers Undercover: A Poetry and Short Story Anthology.  Cambridge, Ontario: Cambridge Press (1995): 26-28 (Winner of the Tom York Memorial Short Story Award).

National and International Conference Presentations
Hyland-Russell, Tara. “A Million Porcupines Screaming in the Dark’: Teaching Traumatic Texts with an ‘Ethics of Care.’” Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse. Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) March 15-18, 2012.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “1001 Nights of Snowfall: Worth its salt?” International conference on Memory, Mediation, Remediation. Wilfrid Laurier University, ON. May 2011.

Hyland-Russell, T. “Keeping cahiers: Text and Image Journaling as Pedagogical Tool for
Troubling Texts.” Troubling Subjects: Teaching Risky Texts. Association of Bibliotherapy and Applied Literatures. Waterloo, ON. May 2011

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “‘A Million Porcupines Screaming in the Dark’: Storytelling Techniques
in Porcupines and China Dolls as a Model for Narrative Healing.” Narratives of
Trauma; Narratives of Healing. Waterloo, ON. March 2011.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Narrating Trauma: (Dis)Connected Texts in Robert Alexie’s Porcupines and China Dolls.” Connected Understanding: Stories, Lives and Texts. Association of Bibliotherapy and Applied Literatures (ABAL). Congress 2010, Montreal, Quebec. 27 May – 2 June, 2010.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Janet Groen. “Swimming against the Tide of Upskilling: Marginalized Adult Learners Describe Successes.” Lifelong Learning Revisited: What next? 5th International Conference, Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (CRLL), University of Stirling. 24-26 June 2009.

Groen, Janet and Tara Hyland-Russell. “Rethinking Transformative Learning: Addressing Adult Learners with Material and Non-Material Barriers.” The Educational Theory and Lifelong Learning: Setting Agendas? University of Stirling. 26-27 June, 2009.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Janet Groen. “Success: The Views of Marginalized Adult Learners in a Radical Humanities Program.” Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education (CASAE), Ottawa. 25-27 May, 2009.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Wilma Fraser. “In Search of Sophia.” Wisdom and Knowledge in Researching and Learning Lives: Diversity, Differences and Commonalities. Life History and Biographical Research Network, European Society For Research On The Education Of Adults (ESREA). Milan, Italy. 12-15 March, 2009.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. "Orange Seeds in the Cracks: Storytelling as Bordercrossing and Healing in a Radical Humanities Program." Association of Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature (ABAL). Congress, Vancouver, B.C. June 2008.

Groen, Janet and Tara Hyland-Russell. “Authenticy: Honouring Self and Others in Practice.” Thinking Beyond Borders: Global Ideas, Global Values. National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE)/ L’Association Canadienne Pour L’Etude de L’education des adultes (ACEEA) 27th Conference, June 2008.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Janet Groen. “Risky Business: Plato for the Poor.” Community-University Partnerships: Connecting for Change. CUexpo. Victoria. May 2008. 

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Emotion Scanted: Reason Deprived.” Life History and Biographical Research Network, European Society For Research On The Education Of Adults (ESREA).
Canterbury Christ Church University, England, 6-9 March, 2008.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Radical Humanities: Riches of Learning for Disenfranchised Adult Learners.” 5th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning. Cape Town, South Africa, December 2007. 

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Anticipating Wreckage: Inviting Trauma Into the Classroom.” Association of Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature (ABAL), Saskatoon. May 2007.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. “What are we willing to risk?`: Social justice and the role of post-secondary institutions in non-traditional adult learning.” Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults.(SCUTREA)Belfast. IR, July 2007.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Providing access to transformative learning for non-traditional adult learners.” Adult Learning Knowledge Centre 2007 National Symposium: The Right to Learn. Halifax, June 2007. Invited presentation.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “One size fits all? Reflecting on local planning processes among three iterations of the Clemente program.” International Adult Education Conference: AERC/CASAE: Halifax, June 2007.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Transformative Learning in Teaching ‘Radical Humanities’: Instructor Stories from the Storefront 101 Program.” Conference presentation at the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education Conference, Saskatoon, May 2007.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. Graduate Division of Educational Research: Linking Research To Professional Practice, University of Calgary, July 7-9, 2006.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Anticipating Wreckage: Inviting Trauma Into the Classroom.” Association of Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature (ABAL), Saskatoon. May 2007.

Academic and Public Guest Lectures
Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. Riches from the Poor: Teaching Humanities in the
Margins. NOW Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. October 2009.
 
Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. Exploring Hope: Transformative Learning from the Outside In.” With J. Groen. Celebrating our Research Community, University of Calgary. May 2009.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. “Riches From the Poor: Teaching Humanities in the Margins.” Central Branch, Calgary Public Library. 4 April, 2009. Invited presentation.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. Exploring Hope: Transformative Learning from the Outside In.” St. Mary’s University College Speaker’s Series. 19 March, 2009. Invited presentation.

Hyland-Russell, Tara and Groen, Janet. “Report on Research to date: Providing Access to Transformational Learning for Non-Traditional Adult Learners: A Study of the Clemente Program as a Model for Lifelong Learning.” Working Committee of Discovery University, Ottawa. 1 Nov, 2007.

Groen, Janet and Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Report on Research to date: Providing Access to Transformational Learning for Non-Traditional Adult Learners: A Study of the Clemente Program as a Model for Lifelong Learning.” Lakehead University. Nov. 13, 2007. Invited lecture.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Transformational Learning and Storefront 101.” St. Mary’s University College. January 2007, Invited presentation.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Journalling a Woman’s Life.” Invited feature speaker for Woman to Woman, an ecumenical series. Midlands United Church, Calgary, Alberta, 11 October, 2005.

Rickey, Russ; Davis, Roger and Tara Hyland-Russell. "The Online Project as a Pedagogical Tool." Learning Commons, University of Calgary, November 1999.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. "The Lyric as Transformative Site: Adrienne Rich's "Sources" Poems." A panel presentation on the Poetics of the Lyric Subject, University of Calgary, April 1997.

Hyland-Russell, Tara. “Storied Systems in Social Work.” Renison College 1997.

Research Projects
Storefront 101 and Social Justice: Social Justice Values at a Liberal Arts University (2011/2012). Research into the university’s role in social justice educational programs.

Keeping Cahiers: Undergraduate Use of Reflective Journals (2010/11). Research into the effectiveness of text and image journaling in the undergraduate classroom.

Providing Access to Transformational Learning for Non-Traditional Adult Learners: A Study of the Clemente Program as a Model for Lifelong Learning (2005-2009). $70,000 Canadian Council on Learning. With Janet Groen. Ethics approval received from the University of Calgary, Lakehead University and St. Mary’s University College.

Web-based Tools to Support Effective Learning and Teaching for Survivors of Violence (2009/2011). Consultant for project. Lead Investigators: Jenny Horsman and Marilyn McLean. Helped build script, recruit and record actors, conduct field-test of web-based tool. See http://www.learningandviolence.net/

Media:
“Seeking Truth and Wisdom Beyond One Classroom.” Carillon, March 2008.
 
“Are we in Kansas Toto” Books2Eat with CBC TV news. March 29, 2008 

Interview with Terry Campbell on Daybreak, CBC Radio with Books2Eat Festival. March 30, 2009.

Interview on Books2Eat Festival, Shaw TV. March 31, 2008.

X-Weighting. With Angela Joyce. (documentary on women’s body image and weight loss). Filmed Nov. 2005. Airing April 2006.

“Tara Hyland-Russell is ‘Telling Tales’ as an Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s College in Alberta.” Renison Report, Spring 2004: 8.

“Good Future Lies in Learning.” The Calgary Herald. Dec. 23, 2004.

“Free Classes Boost Esteem.” Graeme Morton. The Calgary Herald. Dec. 26, 2004.

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