Journal - Vol 1 (Fall, 2008)
Reception: texts, readers, audiences, history
Vol. 1 (Fall, 2008)
Table of Contents
- Editor’s Introduction
- “Afterlife: Texts as Usage” by John Frow
- “The Receiving Function: Ethics, Communication, and Reading” by Patrocinio P. Schweickart
- “The Revenge of the Film Education Movement: Cult Movies and Fan Interpretive Behaviors” by Janet Staiger
- “‘The Era Of Lustrous Screen Sirens Lives On, Thousands Of Miles From Hollywood’: The Cross-Cultural Reception Of Chinese Martial Arts Cinema’s Sword-wielding Actresses” by Catherine Gomes
- “‘Written in Crude Defiance of the Illustrator’: Proto-Modernist Authorship and Verbal-Visual Reception of Henry James’s Washington Square” by Ildiko Olasz
John Frow is Chair of English Language and Literature at the University of Melbourne. His recent publications include Genre (2005); Accounting for Tastes: Australian Everyday Cultures (with Tony Bennett and Michael Emmison, 1999); and Time and Commodity Culture: Essays in Cultural Theory and Postmodernity (1997).
Patrocinio P. Schweikart is Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Purdue University. She has published Toward a Feminist Theory of Reading and the co-edited volumes Gender and Reading and, most recently, Reading Sites: Social Difference and Reader Response.
Janet Staiger is William P. Hobby Centennial Professor in Communication and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her recent publications include Media Reception Studies (2005), Perverse Spectators: The Practices of Film Reception (2000), Blockbuster TV: Must-See Sitcoms in the Network Era (2000).
Ildiko Olasz is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages and Literature at Ferris State University.
- Catherine Gomes is a lecturer on Asian Media and Culture in the School of Applied Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne