UPDATE: Working with 'Real Readers' (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Amy Blair
contact email: 

The newly-formed Reception Study Association (RSA) will be sponsoring a
panel at the American Literature Association¹s 17th annual conference at the
Hyatt Regency San Francisco May 25-28, 2006.
³Working With ŒReal Readers¹: Case Studies and Methodological Challenges in
American Literature.² This panel will contemplate the definition of ³real
readers² 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 19, 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
www.americanliterature.org, or e-mail the conference director, Professor
Alfred Bendixen of California State University, Los Angeles at
abendix_at_calstatela.edu with specific questions. For more information
about RSA, visit http://copland.udel.edu/~pgold/webpage/AbouttheRSA.htm.

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