6: Writing about Readers - Applying Reader-Response Theory
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- Understand the theory of reader response, which focuses on the reader’s reading experience.
- Apply the reader-response methodology to works of literature.
- Engage in the writing process of a peer writer, including peer review.
- Review and evaluate a variety of reader-response papers by peer writers.
- Draft and revise a reader-response paper on a literary work.
- 6.1: Literary Snapshot: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- 6.2: Reader-Response Theory: An Overview
- 6.3: Focus on Reader-Response Strategies
- 6.4: Reader Response: A Process Approach
- 6.5: Student Writer at Work: Amy Ferdinandt’s Reader Response to James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
- 6.6: Student Sample Paper: Hannah Schmitt’s “The Death of Intellectualism in Grahame-Smith and Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”
- 6.7: Student Sample Paper: Erin Huebner Gloege’s “Identity Themes in Dickinson: Four Students Reading”
- 6.8: End-of-Chapter Assessment
- 6.9: Suggestions for Further Reading