Membership of the Reception Study Society runs for two years starting with the year of the RSS Conference. Our current period is 2019-2020, and the combined membership+registration includes the 2019 RSS Conference. The members receive our annual journal published by Penn State University Press, and they can pay membership dues and conference registration fees by check or money order sent to the address below:

RSS c/o Philip Goldstein
2 Andrews Way
Newark, DE 19711

For an online payment option, please go to and pay the membership dues + registration fees (and the banquet if you wish) to You will need to click on "send money," then log in to PayPal (or set up an account), and follow the steps to send money (include the overall amount you are paying and add as the person you are sending it to).

Current membership dues and registration fees:
  • Assistant Professors: $80
  • Associate Professors: $110
  • Full Professors: $130
  • Students and all others: $45
  • Saturday evening banquet (additional fee): $35

See also our constitution and officers, and please contact us if you have questions about the payment options. Thank you!