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.
We are seeking proposals for a guaranteed panel at the American Literature Association Conference (San Francisco, May 24-27) on neglected works and genres (activist poetry, queer texts, comics and more). Proposals on neglected aspects of the material text (book jackets, dedications, etc.) or inquiries about other topics are welcome, too. Read the detailed CFP in Events.
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.