ERIC Number: ED339020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Copenhagen Studies in Reader Response.
Dollerup, Cay; And Others
SPIEL: Siegener Periodicum zur Internationalen Empirischen Litteraturwissenschaft, v9 n2 p413-436 1990
This article describes a series of Scandinavian studies in reader response from 1968 to 1990. Studies chronologically discussed in the article are: (1) "Rhythm in Poetry"; (2) "The Esthetic Experience"; (3) "Meaning in Literary Texts"; (4) "Tension"; (5) the "Ram" study; (6) the "Fairytale" project (discontinued); (7) a continuation of the "Ram" study; and (8) the "Folktale" project, a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the experience of literature. The article's final section, "Reading Crossnationally: A Discussion," concludes that, so far, theses studies have shown that narratives change according to situational contexts, and that there is a multiplicity of aspects to which readers can relate even at some vaguely intersubjective level. (Nine illustrative diagrams, 1 table of data, and 15 footnotes are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Denmark; Narrative Text; Scandinavia
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