History of Critical Reception: Reception Study Society section at Midwest MLA Conference (Milwaukee, Nov. 7-10)

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Matthew James Vechinski, Reception Study Society
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History of Critical Reception

Topic: Open

This section is organized by the Reception Study Society (RSS), an association that promotes cross-disciplinary dialogue among all areas of reception studies, including reader-response criticism and pedagogy, history of reading and the book, reception history, and audience, communication, and media studies. The RSS is interested in the institutions that shape reception as well as the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion in the study of audiences and reading.

The RSS welcomes papers that offer new insights into the reception of works, authors, or genres or that reflect on theories of reception more generally. Papers that address the conference theme, "Art and Artifice," are especially encouraged. Prospective panelists could approach aesthetics and craft from the vantage point of audiences, for example, or consider culturally and historically situated responses to art as performance.

Please send 250-word abstracts by May 31st to Matthew James Vechinski, mjvechin@uw.edu

Chair: Matthew James Vechinski, University of Washington