CFP: Reception Study Association Panel: Working with 'Real Readers' (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Blair, Amy
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The newly-formed Reception Study Association (RSA) will be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association's 17th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco May 25-28, 2006.

"Working With 'Real Readers': Case Studies and Methodological Challenges in American Literature." This panel will contemplate the definition of "real readers" as we work toward an interdisciplinary understanding of the work of reception study in the American context. We invite both individual case studies of reception and discussions of the particular issues confronting the scholar of historical or contemporary reception of American literature. Discussions of international reception of American literary works particularly solicited, as are case studies from Early American literature.

Send abstracts or completed papers and a brief c.v. by January 15, 2006 to:

Amy L. Blair

Assistant Professor of English

Department of English, Marquette University

PO Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

E-mail submission of documents as Word attachments preferred.

As the ALA acts primarily as a conduit for panels organized by affiliate organizations, papers accepted for a RSA panel will be assured of acceptance by the ALA. However, No-one may present more than one paper at an ALA conference. It is possible to present a paper and chair another panel or panels and also participate in a round-table discussion. For more information about the ALA and its conference policies, visit, or e-mail the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of California State University, Los Angeles at with specific questions. For more information about RSA, visit

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