Conference

The latest RSS Biennial Conference took place in St. Paul, MN from September 21-23, 2017, and details are posted below, while the previous conference programs are available lower on the page.

The Seventh Biennial Conference of the Reception Study Society

The St. Paul Hotel and St. Catherine University, Sept. 21-23, 2017, Saint Paul, MN

Our conference incorporated a variety of aspects of reception studies, but the theme was “Feminist Reception: Celebrating Thirty Years” in commemoration of the Women’s March on Washington as well as the publication of books like Gender and Reading, the anthology by Beth Flynn and Patsy Schweickart, who spoke at the conference. The program can be downloaded here, and the keynote speakers were: Paula Rabinowitz, University of Minnesota ("Scenes of Women Reading/Scenes of Reading Women: The paperback revolution and feminist consciousness"); Sumana Chattopadhyay, Marquette University ("Understanding Voters in a mediated world: Authoritarianism, Trust, Cynicism and Political Interest in Election 2016"); and Patsy Schweickart, Purdue University ("Reading Gender in the Interstices of Theory").

Previous conferences:

2015 RSS Conference (IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN)

Our latest conference brought together many scholars in the field, and the program is available here.

2013 RSS Conference (Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI)

The fifth RSS conference took place from September 26-29, 2013, and the program is available here.

2011 RSS Conference (Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO)

Our fourth biennial conference took place between September 8-10, 2011, and the program is available here.

2009 RSS Conference (Purdue University)

The third RSS conference took place between September 11-13, 2009, and the program is available here.

2007 RSS Conference (University of Missouri at Kansas City)

Our second biennial conference took place between September 27-29, 2007, and the program is available here.

2005 RSS Conference (University of Delaware)

The first RSS conference took place between September 29-31, 2005, and the program is available here.

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