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Janet Staiger <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:02:01 -0600
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The Fifth Biannual conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 26-29 2013

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges 
between scholars in several related fields: reader-response
criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the 
book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and 
gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies.

Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now 
welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a 
one-page cv, to Amy Blair at 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] by April 15, 2013.

Keynote Speakers will be:

John Carlos Rowe
Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity, University 
of Southern California
             "The Reader Writes back: Interactivity and the New 
Dynamics of Reception"
His current scholarly projects include The Rediscovery of America: 
Multicultural Literature and the New Democracy
and Blackwell's Companion to American Studies.

Ernest Mathijs
Associate professor of film studies at the University of British 
Columbia (Vancouver)
             "Between Interpretive and Affective Communities: 
Cultists, the  Aesthetic Experience, and Reception Studies."
He has recently published The Cinema of David Cronenberg: From Baron 
of Blood to Cultural Hero (2008); with Xavier
Mendik (eds), The Cult Film Reader (2007); and with Martin Barker 
(eds), Watching The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien World Audiences (2007).

Joan Rubin
Professor of History, University of Rochester
             "Print Culture and the Cosmopolitan Reader"
She has written Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America 
(2007) and a collaborative History of the Book in America (2000).

Reduced rate rooms will soon be available from the Doubletree Inn in 
downtown Milwaukee (414-273-2950 or 414-727-1575).

Selected conference papers will be solicited for publication in the 
RSS journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, which will 
be published by Penn State University Press as of the fall of 
2013.  For information about the RSS, including membership 
information, or the journal, please visit our website: 

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite