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 6th biannual RSS Conference takes place this weekend, September 25-26 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and plenary speakers are George B. Hutchinson, Jeffrey Sconce and Paul Armstrong. For the program and additional information, please visit our Conference page. For panels at other upcoming conferences and further CFPs, see the Events 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.