Literacy Transactions: People, Practices, and Texts

deadline for submissions: 
March 28, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies Literacy Forum
contact email: 


The MLA RCWS Literacy Studies Forum invites proposals for MLA 2020 presentations on literacies and literacy practices, situated in a wide range of political, social, economic, linguistic, educational, cultural, and technological contexts. Specifically, at MLA 2020 we are interested in exploring how literacies are exchanged between people and contexts. How do people, their literacy practices, and texts change as a result of this transaction? We welcome papers that speak to literacy, exchange, and change. Submit 250-350 word abstracts by 15 April 2019 to Alanna Frost ( and Peggy Otto ( ).