Call for Papers
Sept 12-13, 2009
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Keynote Speakers

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 
State University.

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: