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.
Please visit Events for reports on recent conferences in the field as well as panels organized by RSS at the annual conventions of some of our sister organizations. CFPs for upcoming panels and conferences in reception study and book history are also listed on that page and updated regularly. Details about the 2019 RSS Conference will be available on our Conference page in the fall of 2018.
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.