Reviewing and Rethinking Reader-Response Theory: Theoretical and Practical Considerations

@inproceedings{Chadwick2012ReviewingAR,
  title={Reviewing and Rethinking Reader-Response Theory: Theoretical and Practical Considerations},
  author={Bruce A. Chadwick},
  year={2012}
}
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."- Dorothy, in The Wizard of OzMore than fifty years ago, literary criticism took a sharp turn away from a distinct focus on the text, to that of the reader. That journey began, in Jane Tompkins' view, with the publication of Walker Gibson's 1950 article, "Authors, Speakers, Readers, and Mock Readers" (x). And, according to Elizabeth Freund, Northrop Frye's important book, Anatomy of Criticism, which came out in 1957, shifted "the centre of… CONTINUE READING

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