Call for Papers
Reception Study Society CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION STUDY
Sept 12-13, 2009
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
James Phelan, Humanities Distinguished Professor, Ohio State University.
Steven Swicker, Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities, Washington
Barbara Klinger, Professor of Communication and Culture, Indiana
University. Winner of the Katherine Singer Kovacs Award for best essay from
the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania
Suggestions for panels and papers in all areas of English, American, and
other literatures, media, and book history are welcome. For a list of
possible topics and panels, see the RSS website.
The deadline is May 1, 2009. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less
to Philip Goldstein at [log in to unmask] or University of Delaware, 333
Shipley St., Wilmington, DE 19801, or visit the website:
Selected conference papers will be published in the RSS journal Reception:
Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, which is an on-line, refereed journal
which publishes theoretical and practical analyses in the related fields of
the RSS, focusing mainly but not exclusively on the literature, culture,
and media of England and the United States. Submissions are welcome at any
time. See the RSS website for vol.1 of Reception.
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.
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu