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. The call for papers for our September, 2023 conference will be posted soon with the proposals due by May 15. The Conference page includes programs from our previous conferences as well.
The Ulysses Delusion: Rethinking Standards of Literary Merit was written by Cecilia Konchar Farr and Reading America: Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature was authored by Kristin L. Matthews, while Barbara Ryan is the author of Chronicling Ben-Hur's Early Reception: America’s Favorite Tale, 1880-1924. 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.