Crossing the Boundaries of Reception -- New Deadline

deadline for submissions: 
June 12, 2017
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Special Issue of "Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History"
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The journal Reception invites submissions for its special-topic issue for the 2018 volume year focusing on “Crossing the Boundaries of Reception.” Authors are encouraged to construe “boundaries” as broadly as possible within a reception-study context, including:

  • adaptation from one medium to another
  • textual and genre boundaries in relation to audiencing
  • serialization and readership
  • unauthorized fan fiction
  • responses to narratives about gender and racial crossings
  • boundary crossing at sites of reception, including globalized reworking of texts, cross-cultural flows, cross-cultural comparisons of reception of a particular text
  • fandom among culturally hybridized and/or diasporic audiences
  • reception among refugee populations
  • boundary synergies for texts across multiple media and platforms, including social media platforms for delivering audiences to texts or appropriating audience ideas to generate new narratives


The deadline for submissions for the issue has been extended to June 12, 2017. Please also include an abstract of no more than 150 words. The essays should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and should not exceed 7,000 words. The issue will be guest edited by Janet L. Badia, Professor of Women’s Studies, and Steven A. Carr, Professor of Communication, both from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Send completed articles directly to and