Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, MO, about 80 miles from the Kansas City International Airport
Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 8-10th (Note new dates)

Keynote Speakers:

Shirley Samuels, Flora Rose House Professor and Dean,
Cornell University
“Reading the American Novel, 1780-1850”

Daniel Cavicchi, Professor of American Studies
Rhode Island School of Design
“Fandom Before ‘Fan’: Shaping the History of Enthusiastic Audiences.”

Jonathan Gray, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“The Audience of the Rest of the Text: Hype, Spinoffs, Extratexts, Paratexts, and Reception”

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Suggestions for panels and papers in any of these areas are welcome.

Please submit proposals of 250 words or less to Philip Goldstein at or University of Delaware, 333 Shipley St., Wilmington, DE 19801, or visit the website: The deadline is April 15, 2011.

Selected conference papers will be published in the RSS journal Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, an on-line, refereed journal focusing mainly but not exclusively on the literature, culture, and media of England and the United States. Submissions to the journal are welcome at any time.

For the shuttle service and economical housing, see the registration form on the RSS website.

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