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.
The 7th Biennial RSS Conference will take place on Sept. 21-23, 2017 in St. Paul, MN, and our keynote speakers are Paula Rabinowitz, Sumana Chattopadhyay, and Patsy Schweikart. The registration form and programs of our previous conferences are posted on the Conference page. Visit the Events page for reports on RSS panels at other conferences.
The Ulysses Delusion: Rethinking Standards of Literary Merit by Cecilia Konchar Farr and Reading America: Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature by Kristin L. Matthews appeared in 2016, and Barbara Ryan's Chronicling Ben-Hur's Early Reception: America’s Favorite Tale, 1880-1924 will appear in 2017. Follow the link to 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.