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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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Rouzer's Buddhist poetics is an interesting alternative justification of reader-response criticism, different from either Wolfgang Iser or Stanley Fish in its theoretical basis, but it does not tell us much about what "Buddhist poetry" might have meant in Tang China.
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).
"Toward a Rhetorical Reader-Response Criticism: The Difficult, the Stubborn, and the Ending of Beloved." Modern Fiction Studies 39.3 (1993): 709-728.
Tomkins (ed.), Reader-Response Criticism. Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.
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 ...
In addition, there is no mention in the book of the many critics who since the 1960s have come in different ways to focus on the process of reading as the source of meaning in literature, critics often loosely gathered under the general term "reader-response criticism" These critics, who form the backbone of contemporary reflection on reading, are surprisingly varied in their approaches, in spite of their common focus on the reader in determinations of the meaning of a work of literature.
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.