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read′er-response`


adj.
noting any of several theories of literary criticism that focus on the activity of the reader as opposed to the intention of the author.
[1975–80]
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In a conversation between Western biblical methods of interpretation and tribal concerns, Angami employs contextual reader-response criticism to read Matthew's infancy narrative from the perspective of tribal communities of North East India.
To this end, she largely achieves her goal, "to do for stage design what reader-response criticism has done for the literary text" (3).
The Reader(s) and the Bible(s) 'Reader versus Community' in Reader-Response Criticism and Biblical Interpretation".
The 1975 edition, published by Yale University Press, launched the literary school known as reader-response criticism, which has grown to encompass all forms of art by now.
On the menu are literary criticism, folklore studies, textual criticism, source criticism, form criticism, tradition criticism, narrative criticism, structural criticism, rhetorical criticism, reader-response criticism, canonical criticism, and ideological criticism (including feminist criticism).
The possible applications of reader-response criticism to medieval texts, the shared vocabulary and concerns, and the ways in which 'at significant points medieval thought .
Newstok's anthology of Kenneth Burke's writings on Shakespeare makes clear Burke's proleptic affinities with such succeeding movements as New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, and Reader-Response criticism (though emphatically not with Deconstructionism).
Within this overarching framework, he introduces the various kinds of biblical criticism: historical criticism, narrative criticism, reader-response criticism, rhetorical criticism, orality criticism, linguistic criticism, ideological criticism, and theatrical performance.
Much reader-response criticism, however, leaves important questions unanswered.
Another characteristic of this casebook is the way it includes essays from a wide spectrum of theoretical approaches ranging from postcolonialism to reader-response criticism and radical feminism to polite after-dinner banter, deliberately setting the different perspectives in fruitful interplay or open antagonism with one another, depending on how one looks at it.
In a single paragraph, Hamilton alludes to formalized inference procedures, speech-act theory, queer theory, reader-response criticism, Heidegger, Lacanian theory of psychosis, Phenomenology, Marxism, Kantianism.
Reader-response criticism, simply put, asks the reader to evaluate her experience of the work and account for what leads to that particular experience.