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 is organizing an open topic panel for the 2016 MMLA Conference in St. Louis, and two proposed panels for the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia: one on the history of fandom, and one on old and new media borderlands. See the CFPs on our Events page, and programs from our recent conferences and plans for the future on the Conference page.
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. Gillian Silverman's Bodies and Books: Reading and the Fantasy of Communion in Nineteenth-Century America appeared through the University of Pennsylvania Press. Visit Publications to see more.
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. Go to Journal to see our CFP.