Discussion for the RCWS Literacy Studies Forum
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.
I see many possibilities for this forum and am looking forward to its development. In response to your excellent suggestion, Peggy, my research is in the area of children’s literature (broadly construed), rhetoric of literacies beyond reading and writing (multimodal, multimedia, other-than-word-based semiotic systems, and non-semiotic p…[Read more]
I’m please to let you all know that the RCWS Literacy Studies Forum was approved in Nov. 2014 by the MLA Program Committee. We are in the process of putting together a CFP for Literacy Studies papers at MLA 2016.
The executive committee members are listed below and we will be holding an election this year for the 5th exec…[Read more]