Discussion for the RCWS Literacy Studies Forum

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  • The Fetish of Style  
    Uploaded by Laura Lisabeth on 12 January 2016 .

    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 guide to a genteel language performance rooted in the racialized, gendered and classed discourses of these middlebrow cultural objects.

  • Proposal for RCWS Literacy Studies Forum  
    Uploaded by Suzanne Blum Malley on 26 January 2015 .

    The proposal submitted to the MLA Program Committee for the creation of a RCWS Literacy Studies Forum.