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.
See our CFP for a panel at the American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020. The Events page lists upcoming CFPs and our scheduled panels at our sister organizations' conventions, such as "Authors Made & Remade" at the 2020 MLA Convention. The Conference page includes programs from our previous 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 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 our 2018 special issue.