The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies.
RSS will have a Mark Twain panel at the ALA Conference, and a panel on adaptation as reception at the MLA Convention (another panel is awaiting approval). We are accepting proposals for the RSS panel at the 2014 SAMLA Conference (open topic). Visit Events for the detailed CFP, news about the upcoming RSS & Ceres conferences, and reports on recent events.
Ellen Gruber Garvey's Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance has been published by the Oxford University Press in 2012. In the same year, Gillian Silverman's Bodies and Books: Reading and the Fantasy of Communion in Nineteenth-Century America appeared through the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History promotes discussion among literature, culture and media scholars engaged in theoretical and practical analyses in reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception study, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies and histories and more.