UPDATE: Reception Study Conference (7/1/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Goldstein
contact email: 

The University of Missouri at Kansas City,
Thurs, September 27th, through Sat., the 29th, 2007.

Suggestions for panels and papers in all areas of English, American, and
other literatures, media, and book history are welcome. Here are some
possible panels and topics:

1. The Reception of Brokeback Mountain, including internet activity
2. The reception of serialized fiction in periodicals.
3. Marxism and reception study
4. Rereading Huckleberry Finn
5. The Reception of Toni Morrison's fiction
6. Reading Torture Or Human Rights in Literature
7. Receptions of Events: Between Fish and Badiou.
8. Reception and nineteenth-century (American) women's fiction
9. Trans-Atlantic receptions of British and American fiction
10. American fiction and reception as (re)construction
11. Feminist theories of reception
12. Reception and/of children's literature(s)
13. The politics of reception study
14. Reception and the opening of the literary canon
15. Television audiences and reception
16. Reception and dissemination of print culture
17. Active audience theory/study
18. Intersections between reception study and effects studies

1. John Frow, Chair of English Language and Literature at the University
of Melbourne.
"Afterlife: Texts as Usage"

2. Janet Staiger, William P. Hobby Centennial Professor in Communication
and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Texas
at Austin.
"The Revenge of the Film Education Movement: Cult Movies and Fan
Interpretive Behaviors"

3. Patsy Schweikart, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Purdue
"The Receiving Function: Ethics and Reading."

4. David Paul Nord, Professor of Journalism and American Studies,
Indiana University
"Ephemeral and Elusive: Journalism History as Reading History"

250 word proposals of papers or panels are due by July 1. Please send
them to the organizers:
Philip Goldstein Tom Poe
University of Delaware, Department of Media Studies,
333 Shipley St., University of Missouri
Wilmington, DE 19801 -Kansas City
pgold_at_udel.edu 202 Haag Hall
                              5120 Rockhill Road
                              Kansas City, MO

Or visit the RSS webpage:
The Reception Study Society (RSS) seeks to promote informal and formal
exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response
criticism and pedagogy, reception study, history of reading and the
book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and
feminist, black, ethnic, gay, postcolonial, religious, and other
studies. *Selected papers from the conference will be published in
Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History (the RSS journal).*

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