Reception Study and Cultural Diversity
We are soliciting submissions for a collection of essays on Reception Study and Cultural Diversity. Essays may address the following topics: theoretical developments in reception study and theories of reading (e.g. on the concepts of “horizon of expectation,” “implied reader,” “rhetorical” or “historical” hermeneutics”) necessitated by reception in the context of cultural diversity; accounts of reading across cultural differences; the role of reception in the production of a multicultural literary tradition; the role of reception in production of African American, Native American, Asian American, Latino American literary traditions; reception histories of specific works and authors; the problematics of addressing a multicultural readership; the academic and popular reception of specific texts; the phenomenon of transnational reception; the relationship of reception and immigration; and other related topics. The deadline for completed manuscripts is October 1, 2012. Essays will be published in our co-edited collection and in a special issue of the RSS journal Reception.
Send proposals, and inquiries to:
Patsy Schweickart, Department of English
University of Delaware-Wilmington