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 Events page lists upcoming calls for papers and our accepted panels at our sister organizations' conventions, such as our panels at the MLA Convention and the APA Conference. Our 2021 conference was cancelled due to the pandemic, but the Conference page includes programs from our previous conferences, and our 2023 conference information will be posted in advance.
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 was published in 2017. Follow the link to Publications to see more.
Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History is published by Penn State UP, and it 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 details about submission.