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

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew James Vechinski, Reception Study Society
contact email: 
mjvechin@uw.edu

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

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian