Reception Studies

The Reception Studies Working Group is concerned with the reception, transmission, production and consumption of “cultural” forms, epistemologies, texts, and ideas temporally and spatially. For example, how do new technologies—print culture, Skype, social media etc—shape the ways in which texts and ideas are received? How does the movement of people, both voluntary and involuntary, alter the cultures and worlds that they inhabit, such as in the reception of African music and art in the United States and Europe?

The Director of Reception Studies is Brenda Schildgen ( For further information about the activities of the Reception Studies group see: