“New Geographies of Reception” (ALA 2021)

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Reception Study Society
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Call for Papers

“New Geographies of Reception”

Sponsored by the Reception Study Society

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, May 27 - 30, 2021

Recent work in reception study has drawn increased attention to new critical insights and methodologies concerning the geography of reading. This panel invites participants to consider how reception may be informed by issues of place and space. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, several different questions: What are the conflicts and contrasts that occur between local, regional, national, and / or global reception of texts? How do reading environments impact reception? In what ways is reception rooted to a particular place; and in what ways does reception defy, break, or transform boundaries?

Deadlines: Please send 300 word proposals for individual papers and a brief CV to Kelsey Squire (squirekelsey@gmail.com) by December 31, 2020. Include any AV requests. For more information about RSS and membership, please see our website: https://receptionstudy.org/