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.
Our 7th Biennial RSS Conference will take place on September 21-23, 2017 in St. Paul, and the call for papers and further information will be announced soon! The programs from our previous conferences are included on the Conference page, and the Events page reports on previous RSS panels at other conferences, and lists calls for papers for future conferences in the field.
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.