Collectivity in Reception Studies
Call for Papers: “Collectivity in Reception Studies.” Sponsored by the Reception Study Society
Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 4-7, 2021
The Reception Study Society invites participants to consider the role of “collectivity” in reception studies. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, questions like: how do distinct reading communities emerge, and how do these communities shape the reception of particular texts? What shapes have collective action taken in historically specific reading formations and interpretive communities? How do authors’ affiliations with particular subcultures, collectives, classes, or groups impact the creation and reception of their texts? How does collaboration or co-authorship foster creativity – or conflict – in the creation of texts, and how do these collaborations manifest in the reception of authors’ works?
Please send 300 word proposals for individual papers and a brief CV to Kelsey Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 10, 2021. Include any AV requests. For more information about RSS and membership, please see our website: https://receptionstudy.org/ For more information about the MMLA convention, please see their website: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/