Reader stance and literary understanding

Reader stance and literary understanding

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This book presents background information on the current literary theory known as reader response and examines ways in which response and the teaching of literature has been researched and the findings of that research. It effectively demonstrates the diverse manner in which theoretical principles can be examined using a number of different frameworks. It investigates new theoretical perspectives on reader-response theory as well as demonstrating how empirical, qualitative, and ethnographic research has investigated current theory. Each chapter on research response to literature integrates classroom vignettes and actual student responses, in order to offer the classroom teacher as well as the reading and literature research new information about the manner in which children and older students interact with the literature. This volume will be particularly informative to college personnel and graduate students interested in theories and research focusing on response to literature and the teaching of literature. This text is useful as both a reference for researchers and teachers and a supplemental text for graduate students.Efferent reading and discussions focused on analysis of character development, on problems and solutions, on themes, ... We analyzed the free responses drawing on the categorization system described by Cox and Many in this volume. ... In the following sections, we will highlight some of the major differences in the responses; for an extended discussion, see ... who tend to incorporate many elements into a single response (Many, 1990a, b), few of the third-grade students integratedanbsp;...

Title:Reader stance and literary understanding
Author:Joyce Many, Carole Cox
Publisher:Ablex Publishing Corporation - 1992-11-01


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