Discussion for the RCWS Literacy Studies Forum
In this paper, I show how, as a philologist, William Strunk’s approach to language was a rich historical and rhetorical experience far from the prescriptivism E.B. White ascribes to him in the first edition of The Elements of Style (1959). An interesting historical parallel exists between Strunk’s tenure as a PhD student in philology at Cornell…[Read more]
Suzanne Blum Malley started the topic RCWS Literacy Studies Executive Committee Membership and Terms in the discussion Literacy Studies on MLA Commons 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Cheryl Ball 2017 Chair (term Jan 2015-Jan 2018)
Suzanne Blum Malley 2017 Secretary/2018 Chair (term Jan 2015-Jan 2019)
Alanna Frost 2018 Secretary/2019 Chair (term Jan 2015-Jan 2020)
Peggy Otto 2019 Secretary/2020 Chair (term Jan 2016-Jan 2021)
Annette Vee 2020 Secretary/2021 Chair (term Jan 2015-Jan 2022)
Feel free to contact any of us with…[Read more]
Suzanne Blum Malley started the topic RCWS Literacy Studies Business Meeting and Call for Nominations in the discussion Literacy Studies on MLA Commons 7 months, 2 weeks ago
We look forward to seeing many of you in Philadelphia this week. The RCWS Literacy Studies Forum Annual Business Meeting will be held at 6:30pm Saturday, January 7, following session 651. Sponsoring, Stewarding, and Brokering Literacies (5:15-6:30pm, room 404 Philadelphia Marriott). We do not yet have a location for the meeting,…[Read more]
I hope you can join us at the two sessions sponsored by the RCWS Literacy Studies Forum at MLA 17:
491. Situated Literacy Practices
Saturday, January 7
Room 303, Philadelphia Marriott
Peggy D. Otto, Western Kentucky University
Steven Alvarez, University of Kentucky
“Taco Literacies: Translingual Foodways W…[Read more]
Carol Zuses started the topic First Forum Delegate Election–Call for Suggestions in the discussion Literacy Studies on MLA Commons 9 months, 2 weeks ago
The first election of a Delegate Assembly representative for RCWS Literacy Studies will be held in the fall of 2017, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2017 convention in Philadelphia. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, i…[Read more]
Technology is transforming twenty-first century education. Central to the study of English Literature is critical thinking and writing, and with the advent of digital texts (along with the precursor – digitized writing) the space of the discipline continues to expand. One way to get at what is being done in the study of literature is to explore…[Read more]
Brenda Glascott started the topic Please Consider Voting For Me for Literacy Studies Forum EC in the discussion Literacy Studies on MLA Commons 9 months, 4 weeks ago
I have spent the last seven years co-building and co-editing a journal–Literacy in Composition Studies–so that scholars interested in Literacy Studies would have a platform for sharing their work. I am motivated by a desire to broaden the conversation about Literacy Studies and to sponsor interchanges with related fields. I would be thrilled to…[Read more]
In the last six years, scholars have engaged with the effects of globalization on the study of collective memory, emphasizing the de-territorialization, de-nationalization of memory cultures. While being attentive to the global circulation and transformation of collective memories, authors in this issue seek to revisit and critique some…[Read more]
The frame of literacy studies, a subject of complex research across many disciplines, has long offered Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies (RCWS) both a focus of research and a methodological foundation. As such, RCWS scholars have contributed, and continue to contribute, significantly to broadening the field of inquiry related to…[Read more]
I argue that The Elements of Style by Strunk and White comes out of a history connecting it to the nineteenth century “conversation handbook” (Connors) and other cultural guides to middlebrow identity formation including The Book-Of-The-Month Club. The Elements of Style is a guide to a genteel language performance rooted in the racialized,…[Read more]
This was a talk given at the Literacy Studies Forum session at MLA 2016. I argue that The Elements of Style by Strunk and White comes out of a history connecting it to the nineteenth century “conversation handbook” (Connors) and other cultural guides to middlebrow identity formation, including The Book-Of-The-Month Club. The Elements of Style is a…[Read more]
Suzanne Malley started the topic Ideas for Literacy Studies Forum Sessions for MLA 2017 in the discussion Literacy Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
The Literacy Studies Forum Executive Committee members will be putting together a call for papers for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia over the course of the next couple of weeks. Please use this discussion thread to suggest any ideas you have framing the CFP (keeping in mind that we only have 35 words).
Suzanne Malley started the topic Options for Uploading Materials to RCWS Literacy Studies Forum in the discussion Literacy Studies on MLA Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
Thank you to all of our MLA 2016 panelists for two excellent RCWS Literacy Studies Sessions. I hope that we can build a repository of materials from this year’s (and future) panels so that we can continue and extend conversations beyond the conference itself.
There are two ways to upload materials to the forum and two places for forum members to…[Read more]
Congratulations to Peggy Otto on her election to the RCWS Literacy Studies Executive Committee! We welcome your participation in planning for the next several MLA Literacy Studies sponsored sessions and in building an active literacy studies online exchange in the MLA forum over the next several years.
The RCWS Literacy Studies Forum Executive…[Read more]
We are very pleased to announce the two panels that the RCWS Literacy Studies Forum is sponsoring at MLA 2016. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there:
Thursday, 7 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m.
Transnational and Historical Perspectives: Literacy Studies’ Inaugural Forum Session
Presiding: Suzanne Blum Malley, Col…[Read more]
In this essay, I argue for the benefits of Suzanne Gossett’s reading of Pericles over the Oxford’s 1986 reconstructed Pericles, looking specifically at Act 3, Scenes 1 and 2. Gossett argues that Cerimon’s “rough and woeful music” is not a scribal error in the quarto, a doubling of Cerimon’s “rough” in 3.2.78-79, but perhaps intentional on…[Read more]
We invite paper proposals for the first RCWS Literacy Studies Forum sponsored panel at MLA 2016.
We welcome discussions of practices and processes of literacies situated in a wide range of political, social, economic, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts. Please submit a 300-word abstract by March 15 to Suzanne Blum Malley (…[Read more]
The proposal submitted to the MLA Program Committee for the creation of a RCWS Literacy Studies Forum.
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