Reader Stance and Literary Understanding Exploring the Theories, Research, and Practice

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  • Literary theory,
  • Young adults,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Theory Of Literature,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Education,
  • Language,
  • Study and teaching,
  • Literature,
  • Communication,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication,
  • Books and reading,
  • Reader-response criticism

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ContributionsJoyce Many (Editor), Carole Cox (Editor)
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Number of Pages283
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Open LibraryOL8236980M
ISBN 100893918741
ISBN 109780893918743

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Pages clean and tight in binding. Pictures available upon : Joyce Many. Reader stance and literary understanding: exploring the theories, research - Joyce Many, Carole Cox - Google Books This book presents background information on the current literary theory.

Reader Stance and Literary Understanding book Stance and Literary Understanding Exploring the Theories, Research, and Practice Print Flyer. STANCE TOWARDS A LITERARY WORK: APPLYING THE TRANSACTIONAL THEORY TO CHILDREN'S RESPONSES.

The purpose of this study was to examine childrens’ responses to a literary work from a reader response perspective, specifically the concepts of stance and personal meaningfulness drawn from Rosenblatt's () transactional by: Examines children's responses to nine works of realistic literature and film.

Finds (1) between-text differences for stance and understanding; (2) book and film differences for stance but not for understanding; (3) most responses were written from an aesthetic stance; and (4) the use of an aesthetic stance is associated with significantly higher levels of by: Yet there is a sense of an idealized reader, someone I call the Platonic Reader.

He (though in the real world, it is more likely “she”) reads the best of the best of current (literary) releases with perhaps a smattering of high-brow non-fiction. He attends book signings on a weekly basis. We tend to see 'readerly' more in genre fiction like adventure, romance and thrillers, where the author dictates your experience as a reader.

Literary Author: Liz Bury. A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory RAMAN SELDEN PETER WIDDOWSON PETER BROOKER Fifth edition A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theoryis a classic introduction to the ever-evolving field of modern literary theory, now expanded and updated in its fifth edition.

This book presents. informational text and a literary text differ is in the appropriate approach or stance the reader should take during the evocation. The stance a reader takes indicates the focus of attention when evoking a text. An efferent stance indicates the reader is directing his attention toward the information that is to be taken away during a reading event.

(1) "Our understanding of the book as a reader" is a rather nebulous concept; I've no idea what it means. "A reader" as opposed to what.

(2) Why a given format should affect the interpretation of the novel is unclear. Reader-response suggests that the role of the reader is essential to the meaning of a text, for only in the reading experience does the literary work come alive. Understanding and critiquing the books that line the bookshelves of the world's readers is no easy task.

Some of the greatest minds in academia and literary criticism, as well as writers themselves, have attempted to define what makes good literature, or just what makes literature. 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.

The effect of reader stance on students' personal understanding of literature. In McCormick, S., Zutell, J. (Eds.), Literacy theory and research: Analyses from multiple paradigms (pp. 51 – 63). Thirty-ninth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference.

Chicago, IL: National Reading Conference. Google ScholarCited by: But for the reader, personification provides yet another way to understand the author’s intent.

2) Structure. Many times an author opts to tell a story out of chronological sequence, perhaps. Second, texts assume that readers possess a body of knowledge of literature and life, what reader-response theorists call “repertoire.” The implied reader of a text has in his or her repertoire the factual, cultural, and literary knowledge the text refers to, and that knowledge enables the implied reader to understand the text.

Intended for literature instructors, this digest explains the relationship of transactional theory (a reciprocal, mutually defining relationship between the reader and the literary text) to the teaching of literature. The importance of the reader's part in literature is first demonstrated, noting that attention must be paid to who the readers Cited by: 1.

Appreciation may be explained as the capacity to understand, learn from, and above all enjoy literary works. It involves the ability to read and respond creatively, sharing the author's role by drawing on one's own imagination and experience.

The text enters the reader as the reader enters the text. Their worlds are joined. Reader-Response theorists helped dethrone New Criticism from its privileged position by, well, drawing attention to the reader.

They also helped pave the way for a lot of other literary schools that followed in the s and s, like Poststructuralism and New Historicism. Standards for Evaluating Books and Literary Criticism According to Jean Karl (), in true literature, “there are ideas that go beyond the plot of a novel or picture book story or the basic theme of a nonfiction book, but they are presented subtly and gently; good books do not preach; their ideas are wound into the sub-stance of the book File Size: 1MB.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. In literature, tone refers to the author's attitude toward the subject, characters or events of a story. Understanding the tone of a literary work can help you become a better reader.

You may also need to analyze the tone of a literary work 77%(55). reader-event selects, either consciously or unconsciously, a predominant stance. Awareness of the complexity of these stances has implications for understanding what occurs in classrooms: the mismatch between the reader's aesthetic stance and efferent expectations, the Cited by: 6.

Literary Criticism – The analysis of a literary text though various lenses that highlight authorial stance, purpose, and perspective. Part of the fun of reading good literature is looking for all its meanings and messages.

Since people have written literature, critics have been interpreting it. going all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. In the highly influential work of Meek, too, from The Cool Web (Meek et al. ) onwards, reader-response criticism has been one of her perspectives - evident, for example, in her ‘Prolegomena for a Study of Children’s Literature’ ( 35) and in her exploration of the relationship between literacy and literature in her account of the reading lessons to be found in picture books.

Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and : Julianne Chiaet. In Understanding the Book of Mormon, Hardy offers the first comprehensive analysis of the work's narrative structure in its year history.

Unlike virtually all other recent world scriptures, the Book of Mormon presents itself as an integrated narrative rather than a series of doctrinal expositions, moral injunctions, or devotional by: 8.

Reader-response criticism is a school of literary theory that focuses on the reader (or "audience") and their experience of a literary work, in contrast to other schools and theories that focus attention primarily on the author or the content and form of the work.

Although literary theory has long paid some attention to the reader's role in creating the meaning and experience of a literary. Reader response is a school of literary criticism that ignores both the author and the text's contents, confining analysis to the reader's experience when reading a particular work.

Reader response theorists are particularly concerned with the traditional teaching approaches that imply that a work of literature has a particular interpretation.

Start studying Children's Literature Chapter 4 - Picture Books and Illustration. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Literature Quotes Quotes tagged as "literature" Showing of 3, “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.

readers’ literary understanding and interpretive sophistication (Sipe & McGuire, a). OSTMODERN. ICTUREBOOKS. Teachers and researchers are fur-ther challenged to fi nd useful language for talking about pic-turebook design and interpreta-tion when using books by authors and illustrators who deliberately work against a linear story.

aesthetic to refer to a stance that allows a reader to focus on the “lived through” experience of reading. She argues that the most effective way to read fiction and poetry is from an aesthetic stance.

The aesthetic reader enters into the story world and “lives through” it as a personal and emotional experience. Rosenblatt uses the term efferentFile Size: 2MB. Understanding a time period is very important.

If a reader is reading a text which speaks openly about slavery and uses derogatory names, one should understand that during the. Here's the catch. For me, classic books need to be readable because I'm not studying literature at university these days.

There are many important books published decades or even centuries ago that have great significance but I'm not going to recommend them for your reading enjoyment.

The prime example is Moby Dick, which I have read and I will. children’s literature in scholarly journals, many of them focusing on literary theory as a context for understanding books for children.

He has also written two books on the subject: Words About Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children’s Picture Books (), and The Pleasures of Children’s Literature (), currently in its second Size: KB.

Louise Michelle Rosenblatt (23 August in Atlantic City, New Jersey – 8 February in Arlington, Virginia) was an American university professor. She is best known as a researcher into the teaching of literature.

2 Research and contributions. 4 Awards and recognitions. 6 External links. Rosenblatt was born in Atlantic City to Jewish. The use of literary devices can gives a story new dimension, outlook, or a deeper meaning that may appeal to the reader's emotions, which I suppose is the intent of most writers.

As once said by Mark Twain, "The difference between the right word and the almost-right words can be like the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.". Age Level Differences in Children's Use of an Aesthetic Stance When Responding to Literature.

Joyce E. Many Responses were analyzed for reader stance, level of understanding reached, and the elements of the In the preface to her book Literature as Exploration.

Louise Rosenblatt () describes theCited by: 2. The resources in this section are designed to help the reader better understand the concept of Audience when writing in English for North American, academic audiences.

Stance The stance that you take will greatly determine the tone of your message and the words that you choose. Start studying Children's Literature Chapter 2.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. the book's illustrations and format, the child's age and peer recommendations, cultural references and family reading habits the efferent stance and the aesthetic stance.Books shelved as literary: The Great Gatsby by F.

Scott Fitzgerald, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Animal F.Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers! The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, a haunting story of love and guilt in which the legacy of Nazi crimes enters a young man's life in an unexpected and irrevocable way.

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