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 will have a Mark Twain panel at the ALA Conference, and we are accepting proposals for panels we will submit for the 2015 MLA Convention (adaptations & Zora Neale Hurston) and for the RSS panel at the 2014 SAMLA Conference (open topic). Visit Events for the detailed CFPs, news about the upcoming RSS & Ceres conferences, and reports on recent events.
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.