ERIC Number: ED248473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-25
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Selection Procedure Based on Readers' Responses to the Original Nine Tales in Turkey. Fairytale: An Interdisciplinary Turco-Danish Study of the Collective v. the Individual Nature of the Response to Literature. Report No. 9. Revised.
Doltas, Dilek, Ed.; And Others
Prepared as part of the Turko-Danish Fairytale Project conducted to uncover universal, cross-cultural features in readers' response to literature, this paper reports on a pilot study to determine which three out of nine preselected fairy tales would elicit the most faceted response from a population of Turkish readers. After explaining the selection of readers, the paper then details the translation, editing, and stylistic preparation of the tales to make them comprehensible to Turkish readers. A description of the nine-point questionnaire used to elicit responses from the readers about each tale is followed by an analysis of their answers using a 29-point key developed by the researchers. The discussion of the key is divided into two sections, the first dealing with the readers' economic and cultural backgrounds, the second with the readers' conscious and unconscious interpretation and evaluation of the texts. The latter section pays particular attention to the themes of "struggle with authority" and "rewards." Statements reflecting these themes that could be deduced from the texts were incorporated into the key based on the analysis of fairy tale content. (RBW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Dept. of English.; Bosphorus Univ., Istanbul (Turkey). Dept. of Language and Literature.
Identifiers: Denmark; Turkey
Note: Sponsored jointly by Unesco, NATO, and the Danish Research Council for the Humanities. For related documents, see CS 007 745-759.