UPDATE: Reception Study Conference (5/1/09; 9/11-9/13/09)

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Reception Study Society
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Sept 11-13, 2009 -- note change of date
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Keynote Speakers:

James Phelan, Humanities Distinguished Professor, Ohio State University.
"Rhetoric, Ethics, and Audiences in Fiction and Nonfiction: Austen, Didion, and Others."

Steven Zwicker Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities, Washington University. "The day that George Thomason collected his copy of the 'Poems of Mr. John Milton, both English and Latin, Compos'd at Several Times'."

Barbara Klinger
Professor of Communication and Culture, Indiana University.
"Global Titanic: Film Piracy and Transnational Reception in Central Asia."

Michael Bérubé
Paterno Family Professor in Literature, Pennsylvania State University.
"What Happened to Cultural Studies?"

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 pgold@udel.edu or University of Delaware, 333 Shipley St., Wilmington, DE 19801, or visit the website: http://www.English.udel.edu/RSSsite
Selected conference papers will be published in the RSS journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, an on-line, refereed journal 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.