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 5th biannual conference will take place from September 26-29 in Milwaukee. Conference participants are encouraged to create an account to gain access to the conference pages (participant contact, file exchange and more). The 2014 MLA Convention will feature our RSS panel as a part of the presidential theme Vulnerable Times. Please join us in Chicago on January 10.
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.