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6.9: Suggestions for Further Reading

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    Sources on Reader-Response Criticism

    Bleich, David. Readings and Feelings: An Introduction to Subjective Criticism. Urbana, IL: Nation Council of Teachers of English, 1975.

    ———. Subjective Criticism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.

    Fish, Stanley. Is There a Text in This Class? The Authority of Interpretive Communities. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1832.

    Freund, Elizabeth. The Return of the Reader: Reader-Response Criticism. London: Methuen, 1987.

    Holland, Norman M. 5 Readers Reading. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1975.

    ———. Holland’s Guide to Psychoanalytic Psychology and Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

    Iser, Wolfgang. The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.

    ———. The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication in Prose Fiction from Bunyan to Beckett. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.

    Jauss, Hans Robert. Aesthetic Experience and Literary Hermeneutics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982.

    Machor, James. Reception Study: From Literary Theory to Cultural Studies. London: Routledge, 2000.

    Mailloux, Stephen. Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982.

    McGregor, Graham, and R. S. White, eds. Reception and Response: Hearer Creativity and the Analysis of Spoken and Written Texts. London: Routledge, 1990.

    Phelan, James. Narrative as Rhetoric: Technique, Audience, Ethics, Ideology. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1996.

    Rosenblatt, Louise. Making Meaning with Texts: Selected Essays. New York: Reed-Elsevier, 2005.

    ———. The Reader, the Text, the Poem. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994.

    Suleiman, Susan, and Inge Crosman, eds. The Reader in the Text: Essays on Audience and Interpretation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.

    Tompkins, Jane, ed. Reader-Response Criticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.