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 hosting a panel at the 2016 MMLA Conference in St. Louis, and we will have a panel focused on the history of fandom at the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia. For further details on these panels, and our upcoming CFPs, go to the Events page. To see programs from our recent conferences, and plans for the future, please visit the Conference page .
Ellen Gruber Garvey's Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance was 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 reception study, reader-response criticism and pedagogy, history of the book, audience and communication studies, and more. See Journal for our "Crossing the Boundaries of Reception" special issue CFP.